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American Artist, Winslow Homer, "Prisoners From the Front", 1866



Memorial Day

is a United States Federal Holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (May 28 in 2012).

It is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

First enacted as Decoration Day to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War,  it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.


Memorial Day History  

In 1868, Commander in Chief John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic issued General Order Number 11 designating May 30 as a memorial day "for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land."

The first national celebration of the holiday took place May 30, 1868, at Arlington National Cemetery, where both Confederate and Union soldiers were buried. Originally known as Decoration Day, at the turn of the century it was designated as Memorial Day. In many American towns, the day is celebrated with a parade.






To Honor our soldiers who have given their lives for our freedom.



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The U.S. Flag Code
The United States Code is the official compilation of the Federal laws of a general and permanent nature that are currently in force. Each Title is divided into Sections, and then subtitles, chapters, sub-chapters, parts, sub-parts, or divisions. Titles may also have appendices which may be divided into sections, rules and/or forms.    
So it is not surprising that the US Flag Code is difficult to maneuver.

The U.S. Congress called for a clarifying interpretation of the code and in 2008 the Congressional Research Service provided the document linked here.   

US Flag Code

We use this most recent clarification on the US Flag Code dated APRIL 2008, by the Congressional Research Service,
Report for Congress
The United States Flag: Federal Law Relating to Display and Associated Questions, both Title 4 and Title 36.

The Congressional Report on the US Flag Code also contains the most recent addition to the US Flag Code,  P.L. 109-243,  

"The Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005"

which addresses   

"Restrictions on Display of the Flag by 

Real Estate Associations".


  Flag Holidays


It is appropriate to fly the flag every day. This list of days is declared in the U.S.Flag Code. The highlighted days are more common to fly a seasonal flag. 

New Year's Day - January 1

Martin Luther King Day - Third Monday in January

Inauguration Day - January 20

Lincoln's Birthday - February 12

Washington's Birthday - February 22

Presidents' Day - Third Monday in February

Easter Sunday- Movable- April 24, 2011 

                   (first Sunday after the first full moon on  

                    or after the March equinox)     

Mother's Day - Second Sunday in May

Peace Officers Memorial Day (half-staff) - May 15

Armed Forces Day - Third Saturday in May

Memorial Day (half-staff until noon) - Last Monday in May

Flag Day - June 14

Army Day - June 14

Independence Day - July 4

Korean War Veterans Day (half-staff) - July 27

Labor Day - First Monday in September

Patriot Day - (half-staff from sunrise to sundown)       

                      September 11, 2011 - 10th Anniversary

Citizenship Day - September 17

Air Force Day - September 17

Constitution Day -- September 17

POW/MIA Recognition Day - September 21

Columbus Day - October 12

Navy Day - October 27

National Election Day - First Tuesday in November

Marine Corps Day - November 10

Veterans Day - November 11

Thanksgiving Day - Fourth Thursday in November

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (half-staff from sunrise to sundown) - December 7

Christmas Day - December 25


Election Days

and such other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States; the birthdays of States (date of admission); and on State holidays.

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