HOW TO OBSERVE MEMORIAL DAY
By visiting cemeteries and placing flags and flowers on the graves
of our fallen heroes
By visiting memorials
By flying the U.S. Flag at half staff until noon
By flying the POW/MIA Flags as well
By participating in a "National Moment of Remembrance"
at 3 PM to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day
and for Taps to be played
By pledging to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans
of our fallen soldiers, and to aid the disabled veterans
"...gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime
...let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the Nation's gratitude...the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan..."
~General John Logan, General Order No.11, 5 May 1868
"...We cherish, too, the poppy red That grows on fields where valor led; It seems to signal to the skies That blood of heroes never dies, But lends a luster to the red Of the flower that blooms above the dead In Flanders Fields...."
~Moina Michael American professor and humanitarian
MAY GOD BLESS YOU
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