Flag At Half-Staff Until Noon on Memorial Day

For 142 years, Americans have taken the last Monday in May to remember those who have died in our wars. Like all deaths honored by the state, flags fly at half-staff. However, on Memorial Day, the U.S. flag only flies at half-staff for the first half of the day, and then is raised to full height from noon to sundown. This unique custom honors the war dead for the morning, and living veterans for the rest of the day.

5 Responses

  1. Thank you for reminding us, David! How are you doing? I rarely post anymore, but I haven’t forgotten my friends. Hope you are both doing well, and enjoying a nice spring-time.
    A hug for you and Pam,
    Your friend Raquel

  2. I didn’t know that, thanks for letting us know.

  3. Thank you David. We have small flags along the driveway this year. Very interesting post though. Glad to see you’re up and running. Happy Memorial Day to you and yours. Best wishes, Mark

  4. David,
    Thanks for this information. On Memorial Day, I was a volunteer for a Summer Leadership Encampment located at Camp Navajo, an Army Depot Post located just west of Flagstaff, AZ. On Memorial Day, during reville, the post conducted Roll Call, which is just that, a roll call of personnel, in the tradition, they would call out names of fallen soldiers, and there would be no response (No response of “Here First Sergeant”, then the name would be called again followed by silience. This ceremony left no one with dry eyes. Especially me, since one of my sons is currently serving in Afganistan. Thanks for sharing and I will keep you and your wife in my prayers….

    Donna Kaye

  5. David,

    I am sorry not to hear much from you lately. You and Pam are very much in my thoughts and prayers. I hope there is another good period for you just around the corner. Keep well.

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