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Memorial Day

Event Date: 
Monday, May 26, 2014 (All day)
Memorial Day is a US federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. 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 only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolves 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. Make sure to honor those brave men and women who gave their full devotion to their country and honor those who are currently serving around the world in our armed forces.