A Special Memorial Day, May 2016

A Special Memorial Day, May 2016 This year marks 150 Years of honoring those who have given their lives during wartime. Over the past 241 Years (since 1775), approximately 1.2 million Americans have sacrificed their lives in wartime. It is very important to note that this special holiday calls for honoring only the wartime loss…

Peace Officers Memorial Day – May 15, 2016

U.S. Flags to Be Flown At Half-Staff Peace Officers Memorial Day is designated in honor of the Federal, State and Municipal officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty. This day, May 15th of each year, ensures that the valor of the more than 15,000 law enforcement officers lost since 1794…

Gold Star Mother’s Day

Gold Star Mother’s Day (September 27, 2015) Gold Star Mother’s Day is the last Sunday in September as designated by Title 36, Section 111 of the United States Code. A Gold Star Mother refers to those mothers whose sons or daughters have died in the line of duty in the Armed Services of our country. The…

Patriot Day – 2015

The American Flag is to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on September 11th Included in this blog is the following information: Background Info Meaning of Half-Staff Authority to Order Half-Staff Use of Black Ribbon Use of “1st Navy Jack” Patriot Day vs. Patriot’s Day Historic Implication of 9/11 Flags Appropriate for 9/11…

Veterans Day Flags

The U.S. Flag should always be flown at full-staff on Veterans Day.  Veterans Day is designated to honor all veterans of the military (not those who have lost their lives in service to our country – see previous blogs related to Veterans Day and Memorial Day). In addition to flying an American Flag on Veterans…

Flag Day 2014

“Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation.” This resolution of the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777 created our first official flag. Flag Day is celebrated each year on June 14….

Memorial Day Flags

Memorial Day Flags  The U.S. Flag should always be flown at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day. Memorial Day is designated to honor those military personnel who have lost their lives in any war while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  There are some additional flags that would be appropriate for special use on…

Peace Officers Memorial Day 2014

Peace Officers Memorial Day is designated in honor of the Federal, State and Municipal officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty.   This day, May 15th of each year, ensures that the valor of the more than 15,000 law enforcement officers lost since 1794 will never be forgotten.  On this day,…

President’s Day – Part 2

PRESIDENT’S DAY Most people can tell you President’s Day is the third Monday in February when they have a day off from work or school. Many people refer to it as “Washington’s Birthday” (still its official name) and can remember when the holiday was celebrated on February 22nd, regardless of the day of the week….

Veterans Day & “In Flanders Fields”

Veterans Day – November 11 Honor those who have served by flying a bright, fresh U.S. flag with pride and dignity on November 11th A History of Veterans Day Veterans Day honors men and women who have served in the United States armed services. It is celebrated on November 11th, the anniversary of the end of…