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Memorial Day

recounts the history of the day we honor those who have died in service to our nation. Learn about some of the first observances. Find out about the history of Veterans Day, the Purple Heart, the U.S. flag and guidelines for displaying it, the Pledge of Allegiance, gun salutes, "Taps," the flower of remembrance, and national cemeteries. (Department of Veterans Affairs)

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Interesting Fact:

Out of respect for the U.S. flag, it should never be dipped for any person or thing, even though state flags, regimental colors and other flags may be dipped as a mark of honor. Traditional guidelines call for displaying the flag in public only from sunrise to sunset. However, the flag may be displayed at all times if it's illuminated during darkness.
Navy bugler sounds Taps at military funeral

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