Submitted by Larry Hume

Women in Service Observance

October 15, 2020 - Women in the military have a history that extends over 400 years into the past throughout a large number of cultures and nations. World Wars I and II saw over 362,000 American women serving during war time. As of July 2016 women made up 14.6% of the US military and their role has changed significantly over the years from clerical duties to ground combat soldiers to fighter pilots.

Flags at Half Staff in Honor of Memorial Day

May 18, 2020 - Memorial Day is Monday, May 25th, 2020. United States Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon. All banks, schools, businesses and government offices that fly a flag that can be lowered are asked to please do so in honor of those Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice. All other flags flying with the US Flag should also be lowered.

If you fly a flag that can’t be lowered, you can still show respect for the day by tying a black cord or ribbon to the top of the flag pole. It too should be removed at noon.

Pearl Harbor Day

December 3, 2019 - It began when Japanese aircraft appeared in the air over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii just before 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, December 7th, 1941. When the attack ceased shortly before 10:00 a.m., less than two hours after it began, American forces had paid a fearful price. Eighteen (18) ships were either damaged or sunk, 180 aircraft were destroyed and 2,403 were dead and thousands of others wounded.

Flag Alert for 78th Anniversary of Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 4, 2019 - In honor of the 78th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941 all flags should lowered to half staff at sunrise, Saturday, December 7, 2019 and raised at sunset, same day. All flags flying with the US Flag should also be lowered.

If you have an outdoor flag that cannot be lowered, respect for the day can be shown by tying a black ribbon or cord at the top of the flag staff.


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