by Al Myers
Today is an important day being Memorial Day. It seems most Americans appear to have forgotten the meaning of this important day, and only think of it as a “day off” from work and a good day to go to the lake to have fun. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day – and got that name as it was the day to decorate graves. Most all Americans have been touched in some way by losing a family member (possible even in prior generations) or friend in the armed forces. Take this day to remember those who have died in our nations service. Whether you go to the cemeteries, or you just take a few moments of your day to reflect.
My friend Dave Glasgow would be proud of me for this, as he has often called into question the proper etiquette for the hanging of the Flag of the United States at meets. The flag should be lowered to half-staff position till noon to honor those who have died, then raised to full-staff at noon for the remainder of the day.