Before you fly the American Flag on Memorial Day – Read This!

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Memorial Day and USA Flag Code

When most people think about Memorial Day and the three-day weekend that surrounds it, they are reminded of barbecues, a day at the beach, or the day that the swim club opens for business.  But anyone who has served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines is aware of a much deeper meaning.  Memorial Day is more than just a day to fly the American Flag from your front porch while firing up the grill in the backyard.  It is a day of remembrance for our fallen soldiers, and many public ceremonies are held across the country, including the National Memorial Day remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery.

According to the U.S. Flag Code, flying the flag on Memorial Day is not to be taken lightly.  Continue reading “Before you fly the American Flag on Memorial Day – Read This!”

Are You Ready to Display the American Flag on Memorial Day?

memorial day american flagFlying the American flag isn’t the only Memorial Day tradition to remember, but it is the most enduring.  Over recent decades, Memorial Day weekend has become known as the ‘unofficial start of summer” even though it falls on the last Monday in May.  It is the opening day for swim clubs, the day when it becomes acceptable to carry a white purse, and official deadline for buying a new swimsuit.  But Memorial Day got its start in 1866 as Decoration Day. Continue reading “Are You Ready to Display the American Flag on Memorial Day?”