Monday, May 31, 2010
The Flag Girl
Remember that time when I told you all about my job? And how I unexpectedly became the voice of flag authority?
This past week was pretty busy in the office. People were calling non-stop with questions about how to properly retire a flag (you burn it), how to get their neighbors arrested for disobeying the flag code (seriously people?), and with questions about the history of this holiday.
Mostly, they were curious about why the flag is only flown at half staff until noon on Memorial Day.
So in honor of the holiday, I thought I'd take a break from all the barbecuing, come in from the sunshine, and tell you about that last question.
(Who am I kidding? You all know I wrote this days ago)
The flag is flown at half staff during the morning of Memorial Day, in honor of all the people who gave their lives fighting for our freedom.
Then at noon it is raised back to full staff to symbolize how we, as Americans, look towards the future with pride and hope.
So get back out there, and enjoy that sunshine. Eat a hot dog. And keep in mind the heroes who made it all possible.
Happy Memorial day.