05/24/16

It’s Red, White, blue

 

For all of us who like to change our décor with the holiday, Memorial Day and July 4th are easy ones. It’s red, white and blue. No other colors symbolize the meaning of these holidays

The flag of the USA began with 13 stripes in 1777  for the thirteen original states. And our current flag with 50 stars was implemented in 1960 after the adding of Hawaii as a state.

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For almost 240 years our star spangled banner has waved o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

It waves high and proud at celebrations and at half staff when we’re mourning.

The red, the white and the blue.

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Memorial Day has largely become the “kickoff” to summer with outdoor celebrations and barbecues .

 

But Memorial day is a day set aside to honor and remember the men and women who died serving in the United States Armed Forces,

 

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On Memorial Day the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, and then raised to the top of the staff.WP_20160523_010 (1)

As we enjoy the festivities in the next few days, let’s not forget those who sacrificed the ultimate for our country.

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Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave

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o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.