~ A Memorial Day Tribute ~
Did you know:
~We celebrate Memorial Day as a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. In contrast, Veterans Day honors all who have served. Approximately 1.1 million Americans have died in all the nation's wars.
~This year marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Medal of Honor, which President Abraham Lincoln signed into law in 1861. It is our nation's highest award for military valor.
~The U.S. flag only flies at half-staff for half the day on Memorial Day? On that day, the flag is raised to the top of the staff at dawn and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains until noon. It’s then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
Why? The half-staff position remembers more than 1 million men and women who gave their lives in service to their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who promise not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to instead rise up in their place to continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.
The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for one minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation.
These are some great videos you can share with your friends and loved ones to help us all remember to give our thanks this long weekend for these men, wemon and their families who gave up so much for Our Freedom.
From all of us here at Connie Rice & Partners, THANK YOU.
~The History of Memorial Day~
Wishing you all a safe and solemn Memorial Day.