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Memorial Day

Memorial Day recognizes the people who have died in service to their country. As an important symbol of our country, the United States flag plays a large part in Memorial Day celebrations.

On Memorial Day, the United States flag should first be raised to the top of the staff, then lowered to half-staff until noon, after which it should be raised to full-staff for the rest of the day. This not only recognizes those who have died for their country, but also honors those who still serve.

Memorial Day falls on May 25 this year, and many people will be visiting cemeteries or marching in and observing parades to honor those who have died in military service. During your celebrations of the holiday, please join us as we reflect on the meaning of the holiday and honor those who have died while fighting for our freedoms, the Veterans who have served, and all current members of the armed forces.