FIFTY STARS OF FREEDOM - A Memorial Day Tribute

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Real Estate Agent with First Realty Auburn

Memorial Day is the day set aside to especially remember these men and women who gave their lives while serving in the military. This day is to commemorate the fallen soldiers whose fight for freedom cost their lives, so that we could live ours freely. Freedom isn’t free at all, but comes with a big price. As we gather with our friends and family this Memorial Day weekend, let’s take the opportunity to remember those who have paid this price, and be grateful for their sacrifice, given for freedom in America.

Flag protocol for Memorial Day: fly at half-mast until noon, then raise to full mast. Always raise briskly and lower ceremoniously.

 

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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hi Mara,

Very nice tribute. And thank you for the info:

Flag protocol for Memorial Day: fly at half-mast until noon, then raise to full mast. Always raise briskly and lower ceremoniously.

I had no idea.

 

May 28, 2011 07:26 PM #1
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Robert (Bob) Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
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Yes I totally agree with your message and I have written several blogs about this topic. We all need to keep putting the information out there about Memorial day and our Veterans,, Thanks for the blog..

May 28, 2011 07:26 PM #2
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Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

Lynda - thanks for stopping by. I had 2 older brothers and a mom who served in the military. Flag protocol was taught to us at a very young age!

Robert - we can never say 'thank you' adequately for the sacrifice of lives...

May 28, 2011 07:31 PM #3
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Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty - Red Feather Lakes, CO
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Hi Mara, I wasn't aware of the flag protocol either, but then I don't have a flag pole.  Just the flag on the standard pole that flies from our house.  I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day.

May 28, 2011 11:10 PM #4
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Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
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Hi Mara!  I heard many stories over the weekend of families that have lost loved ones during war or returned home wounded.  What sacrifices they have made......yes, I'm very grateful.

May 31, 2011 08:37 AM #5
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