As we enjoy a day off from work and school and kick off our summer this Memorial Day, please make a point of remembering the true meaning of the holiday. Memorial Day is a time to honor all Americans who have died while in the Military Service.
Did you know that on this day, the US flag is briskly raised to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.
So please, take a moment today to recognize and remember all those who have given their lives for our country on this Memorial Day.