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May 25, 2014
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

On Monday, Americans will remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for a grateful nation. Like all military service deaths honored by our country, flags will fly at half-staff. However, on Memorial Day, flags will only be at half-staff until noon, then raised to full-staff the remainder of the day. This unique custom pays tribute to the veterans who died, and those who lived, a recognition of those who sacrificed, and those who still serve a nation that lives on. The afternoon raised flag also symbolizes our country's persistence in the face of adversity and loss. At 3:00 pm local time, grateful Americans will participate in a "National Moment Of Remembrance", with silence for a minute to reflect on the true meaning of the day.



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