To Those Who Died Defending Our Freedom
Memorial Day is our holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered.
Memorial Day Traditions:
- On Memorial Day (May 26th, 2014), the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
- The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.
- The National Memorial Day Concert takes place on the west lawn of the United States Capitol. The concert is broadcast on PBS and NPR. Music is performed, and respect is paid to the men and women who gave their lives for their country.
From our family to yours – may your Memorial Day be a time of freedom, joy, and happiness – made possible by the sacrifice of others.
The Arbuckle Family
and the entire Mission Mechanical Team