Although many of us mark the end of May as the official beginning of summer, we have this rare occasion to reflect on and honor those who so freely gave the ultimate sacrifice to provide us the freedoms we enjoy today.
As you prepare for Memorial Day, keep these traditions in mind:
- The American flag should be hung at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day, then raised to the top of the staff.
- Since 2000, when Congress passed legislation, all Americans are encouraged to pause for a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time.
Please remember to honor all those Americans who have given their life in military service to our great country.
Remember to recognize the service of those who still serve.
Federally Employed Women salutes you for your service and sacrifice!
As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars.
~ John McHugh