Memorial Day

Memorial Day. My grandmother, like most of her generation as well as the prior one, used to refer to it as “Decoration Day” because it was the day to go to the cemetery and put flowers on the graves of military veterans, and others who had passed. The present name was ensconced when it became an official holiday. The protocol is to fly your flag half-staff until noon, then raise it.

There are plenty of articles, columns, speeches, and so forth published today. I can’t add much, if anything. Here is a cartoon that says it all.

Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune in memory of George Stantis.

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