Today is Memorial Day. Here at Rain Gutter Specialties, we would like to take a moment to remember this important holiday, and reflect on what it truly means. While many people will have the day off from work and school, take a moment between your activities to reflect on those who have died while serving as part of the United States Armed Forces. These brave men and women deserve to be remembered every day, especially Memorial Day.
The first Memorial Day was held after the Civil War as a way to remember the soldiers, both Union and Confederate, who died during this war. At this time it was known as Decoration Day, but this was soon changed. In the early 1900s, the day was designated to recognize all Americans who lost their lives during service in the military.
Traditionally on Memorial Day the United States flag is raised quickly the full height, then slowly lowered to half-mast. The flag will remain at this position until noon, when it is raised to full-mast. This symbolizes that the living will rise up to fight for liberty and justice, ensuring those that sacrificed did not die in vain.
No matter what your Memorial Day plans include, take a moment from your day to remember those who have died defending our country. Have a safe day today, and thank you to the Armed Forces currently serving for dedicating yourself so fully to our country!