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|Over the past
century, more than 35 million men and women answered the call to
arms in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian
Gulf, Iraq, and countless unnamed military engagements. More
than half a million of them never came home. Some died in
battle, others in captivity; all died too soon.
Recent military action in Afghanistan and Iraq has offered fresh
reminders of the human reality of war: ordinary men and women
leaving homes and families and all they know to risk their lives
for an ideal of honor, or duty, or just to protect the soldier
next to them.People
of patriotism and goodwill may debate the merits of any given
war, police action, or humanitarian mission. But there should be
no debate about our debt to the hundreds of thousands of our
citizens who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives
heeding the nation's call to service.
Memorial Day is more than the start of summer. It is a chance to
pause and remember the sacrifices -- remember the gallantry and
bravery -- remember the fallen.
How To Observe Memorial Day
|“We should guard their graves with sacred
vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of
the nation can add to their adornment and security, is
but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain
defenders. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and
going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no
vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time
testify to the present or the coming generations, that
we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and
undivided Republic. If other eyes grow dull, and other
hands slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust,
ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth
of life remains to us.”
---General John Logan, General Order No. 11, May 5, 1868
|The “Memorial” in Memorial Day has been ignored by
too many of us who are beneficiaries of those who have
sacrificed their lives for our freedom and liberty.
Often we do not observe the day as it should be, a day
where we actively remember those Americans including our
ancestors, family members, loved ones neighbors and
friends who have paid the price for the blessings of
liberty. You can change this by doing the following:
|- By visiting cemeteries and placing flags or
flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
- By flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.
Memorial Day is a day of "National Mourning."
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- By attending religious services of your choice.
- By visiting memorials.
- By participating in a “National Moment of Remembrance”
at 3:00 PM local time, to pause and think upon the
meaning of the day and for taps to be played where
- By renewing a pledge to aid the widows, and orphans of
our fallen dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.
AmericanFlags.com Reminds Americans to Fly Their
American Flags at Half-Staff on Memorial Day
N.Y., May 20 /PRNewswire/ --
AmericanFlags.com urges all
Americans to fly an American flag at
half-staff on Monday, May 26, 2008
in honor of Memorial Day. According
to U.S. Flag Code, the United States
flag should be hoisted to the top of
a flagpole for an instant and then
lowered to half-staff until noon,
before being returned to the top of
the staff for the rest of the day.
Those without a vertical flagpole
may affix a black mourning bow to
their home flag kits instead of
lowering the flag.
"The surge in
patriotism we saw after 9/11 has
waned and the American flags that
once adorned every home, car and
business seem to have disappeared,"
said AmericanFlags.com President/CEO
Jeffrey Reynolds. He also
noted the many "ripped and tattered
flags" that remain on corporate
flagpoles, retail outlets and car
dealerships, in violation of flag
etiquette guidelines. "Memorial Day
is a time for us to honor and give
thanks to the brave men and women of
our armed forces who continue to
risk their lives -- sometimes paying
the ultimate price -- in order to
ensure the peace and prosperity of
their fellow Americans," said
Reynolds. "We at AmericanFlags.com
want to make sure that our veterans,
our troops and their families see a
fresh flag flying proudly on every
home and business in America and
understand the true depth of our
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honor of Memorial Day,
AmericanFlags.com has deeply
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and operated by Precision Marketing
Solutions, Inc., a privately held
corporation based in New York. For
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