Honoring the Fallen: Holcomb and Whitmer Call for Half-Staff Flags on Memorial Day

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In a solemn tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer have issued a directive to fly flags at half-staff on Memorial Day.

On Monday, May 29, from sunrise until 12 p.m., citizens are encouraged to display their flags at half-staff as a mark of respect and remembrance. This gesture honors the courageous individuals who laid down their lives in defense of our nation and upholds the tradition of honoring their sacrifice on this significant day.

To properly observe this solemn occasion, it is recommended that flags be raised to their peak before being solemnly lowered to half-staff. The lowered position signifies the mourning and loss felt by the nation as we honor these fallen heroes. At precisely 12 p.m., flags should be raised again to full staff, symbolizing our resilience and determination to carry forward the principles and values they fought to protect.

Memorial Day is a time when Americans join together to reflect on the immeasurable contributions and sacrifices of our servicemen and servicewomen. It is an opportunity to express our deepest gratitude for their unwavering dedication and bravery, as well as to acknowledge the grief and loss felt by their families and loved ones.

The directive from Governors Holcomb and Whitmer serves as a reminder that this day holds great significance and provides an occasion for all citizens to honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. As flags are lowered across Indiana and Michigan, let us take a moment to pay our respects and reflect on the indelible impact these fallen heroes have had on our nation's history.

As Memorial Day approaches, communities and individuals are encouraged to participate in ceremonies, visit memorials, and engage in acts of remembrance to honor our fallen servicemen and servicewomen. Their sacrifice deserves our collective recognition and appreciation.

Together, let us unite in gratitude and solemnity as we fly our flags at half-staff, ensuring that the memory of those who gave their lives in service to our country remains eternally cherished.

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