**HALF-STAFF ALERT~ till noon May 28, 2018** Memorial Day
A time of solemn remembrance~ Memorial Day, 28 May 2018
The hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time to unite in prayer.
Observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time
THE NATIONAL MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE
established by Congress and signed into law on December 28, 2000, asks Americans, wherever they are at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute. The time 3 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday. The Moment does not replace traditional Memorial Day events; rather, it is an act of national unity in which all Americans, alone or with family and friends, honor those who died in service to the United States.
According to the US Flag Code, flags are half staffed until noon only, at which point they are raised to full staff. 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.
…to direct the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control. I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period.
Click here to read the full proclamation: http://bit.ly/SSD0095MemorialDayMay2018