Remembrance and Celebration
May 25, 2023
Memorial Day is the only federal holiday where the flag is flown at half staff from sunrise to noon and then raised to full staff from noon until sunset.
Memorial Day honors those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, first to obtain our freedom via the Revolutionary War and then to preserve it — both for ourselves and for other nations.
Flying the flag at half staff (as is the case other times with it is at half staff) reminds us of that cost, of the loss of parents, siblings, children, friends and family, all unique individuals with hopes and dreams that were part of the fabric of their com...