Tomorrow is Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who have died while serving in the country’s armed forces.
On Memorial Day the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains until noon. It is then raised to the full-staff for the remainder of the day.
The half-staff position remembers the more than a million men and women who gave their lives in the service of their country.
At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.
All across this nation there will be celebrations: picnics, floating the Frio, golfing, music, dancing, and for some, just a relaxing holiday from work.
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