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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Memorial Day...

We cherish too, the Poppy red

That grows on fields where valor led,

It seems to signal to the skies

That blood of heroes never dies.

~Moina Michael, 1915

Enacted to honor those who have fallen while in military service, Memorial Day is set aside to remember and reflect on those who gave their all for our country.

In 2000, Congress established the National Moment of Remembrance asking Americans to pause at 3:00 each Memorial Day for a moment of reflection and national unity. Demonstrating our gratitude and respect as one united nation at this moment in time, models our appreciation and deep regard for the sacrifices that were made to preserve our liberties.

Make this Memorial Day a traditional one through observation of correct flag etiquette by flying our American flag at half staff until noon on Monday and then hoisting it to full staff until sunset. Join in with the Moment of Remembrance and unite as one voice in memory of these noble men and women who died to protect the freedoms and security of our homeland. Be thankful for their great sacrifice that allows me to write this blog...and for you to read it freely.

  • This posting dedicated to nephews Jonathan Scott Fisher III and Jarrod Patrick Summers

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