Traditionally "Decoration Day" has been observed traditionally on May 30th and the Indianapolis 500 auto race held on "Decoration Day", since 1911. Today "Decoration Day" is known as Memorial Day and observed on the last Monday in May which took effect in May, 1971, three years after the Federal Government passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act
in 1968, hence now a three-day weekend and an unofficial kickoff to summer days ahead. Take a moment and salute a veteran or your military neighbor as a thank you for all they've done.
Parades across the cities of America will bring rememberance to all those who served for our "freedom" with marching bands, local military men & women proudly wearing uniforms and community people working together. Hats off, salute to honor the military of past,present & future.
On Memorial Day 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 only 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.