One of the Most Sacred Days of the Year
Yesterday we celebrated Memorial Day, which means a much anticipated 3-day weekend that occurs every year right around the end of school and the start of summer. It means camping, BBQs, yard work and family get-togethers. But for many, it means a whole lot more than that—especially those who have lost family and friends to the casualties of war. For me personally, it is one of the most sacred days of the year. Even though I may disagree with some of the “political” aspects of past wars, I absolutely honor and deeply reverence the courage, conviction, patriotism and self-sacrifice of those who spilt their precious blood for each of us and this nation.
Raise the Flag!
Although you may not be aware of it, there is a very specific flag raising and lowering ceremony that takes place all across America on Memorial Day. Here’s a description from Wikipedia:
On Memorial Day, the flag of the United States is raised briskly 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