Sunday, May 30, 2010
On behalf of a grateful nation: Memorial Day Monday
It is the only day the flag is flown at half-staff until noon, then raised again until sunset.
It is not the day we thank our veterans who are still with us. That is Veteran's Day.
It is not just to honor those who fell in battle. It is for any veteran who has died by any means, during war or peacetime.
You familiar with this blog know that I come from a military family. And I wouldn't have it any other way.
I grew up on bases, hearing TAPS. Played each evening as the flag is lowered and signifying day is done.(During the civil war signifying go to sleep.) Since attending my first military funeral(my cousin in the Navy), it became a very different song to me and can bring tears to my eyes immediately.Especially since my Dad's.