Memorial Day for the past 16 years or so has meant that I get a day off from school on the last Monday in May. It’s only once or twice that I’ve heard peers mention their observance of military veterans, and their sacrifices that we honor today.
So, what are some smart ways to spend today in observance? U.S. Memorial Day has some ideas:
- visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
- visiting memorials.
- flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.
- flying the ‘POW/MIA Flag’ as well (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act).
- participating in a “National Moment of Remembrance“: at 3 p.m. to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day, and for Taps to be played.
- renewing a pledge to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans of our falled dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.
Although some may be at work, I challenge you to take part in the Moment of Remembrance. I’ll be right there with you.
And, as always, never-ending thanks to our men and women serving in uniform.
May God bless you.