Saturday, May 24, 2014

Preparing for The Memorial Weekend

I hope that you all have arrived safely and soundly to your destination for this weekend to be filled with fun and laughter and good food and drinks to share with friends and family.  I also hope that all your shopping, cleaning, and preparation is finished so that you may have a wonderful holiday.

A post on my Facebook appeared titled "Flags In" in preparation for this very important holiday at the Arlington National Cemetery and I would like to share it with you.  After all, this is a holiday to remember and honor our soldiers who fought and died for our freedom.

At the Arlington National Cemetery, for the past forty years, the 3rd U.S. Infantry has honored America's fallen heroes each year by placing more than 260,000 flags in front of gravestones; 7,300 flags at the Cemetery's Columbarium; and another 13,500 flags are placed at the Soldiers and Airmen's Cemetery.  It takes them about 3 hours to do this work. (See Website for the National Cemetery.)

The Old Guard Soldiers remain in the Cemetery throughout the weekend to ensure that a flag remains at each grave stone.  (See Website for the National Cemetery.)

Give proper honor to our fallen heroes.
Enjoy the weekend.

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