Did you know?
On Memorial Day the U.S. flag 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 rest of the day.
According to Peggy Post, great-granddaughter of etiquette maven Emily Post, the half-staff position remembers the 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. We remember, and we are grateful. Wishing all people peace, freedom, equality.