Memorial Day is a day we remember military personnel that has lost there lives serving our country. On this day most people gather with friends and family for a barbecue but this year is different.
Parades are canceled and ceremonies are postponed even Arlington National Cemetery is only open to family pass holders. So let’s take this opportunity to do what we can now and show honor on Memorial Day. As well as, expand how we honor the fallen on a daily basis.
Display the US Flag
One of the easiest things to do is fly a US flag. You can display the flag in several different ways, from mounting one on your house or attaching on to your car antenna. Little flags in your yard or big flags on a pole, this gesture goes a long way.
The greatest expression of this is the tradition of “Flags In” at Arlington National Cemetery. Small US Flags are placed a boot length from each and every gravestone in the cemetery. You have to experience this at least once in your life.
If you have a flag on a pole it should be lowered to half-staff until noon then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. This is to honor the dead in the morning and the rest of the day to honor the living.