Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day

Albuquerque, NM   High  90  Low 56


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, here 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 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.

Thank you to all the men and women who have served our country and fought for our freedoms.


  1. I try to remember that every day. For now, my memories go on, but for those that gave the ultimate sacrifice, we must always remember.

  2. That's interesting. I didn't know about the half mast for half a day. My flag is hanging in the window, but I am always thankful to live in this great country and thankful to all who keep it free.

  3. Thanks for sharing info about the half-staff position, didn't know that. Enjoy the day


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