Memorial Day – May 30, 2016

Laurie Olsen Featured, Flag Tips

On Memorial Day, the United States recognizes the people who have died in service to their country. The American flag plays an important part in the celebration of the day. History of Memorial Day Memorial Day became an official holiday in 1971. The holiday is celebrated in the United States on the last Monday in May.  Beginning in 2000, Congress …

Half – Staff Alert Police Officer’s Memorial Day – May 15th

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Peace Officers Memorial Day was created on October 1, 1961, when Congress asked the president to designate May 15 to honor peace officers. John F. Kennedy signed the bill into law on October 1, 1962. Amended in 1994, Bill Clinton, through Public Law 103-322, directed that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff on May 15. According …

National Anthem Etiquette

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With baseball season in full swing and flag flying holidays approaching, many of us will find ourselves at an event where the National Anthem is played. The National Anthem didn’t start out as the one our Nation’s most recognized songs. In fact, Francis Scott Key wrote a poem in 1814 titled Defense of Fort McHenry. His poem was modified slightly …