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Memorial Day ~ What does it mean to you?

Posted on : 23-05-2009 | By : Truckdriversnews | In : Thoughts from a trucker

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Many people observe this holiday by visiting cemeteries and memorials. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Another tradition is to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon local time. Volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at National Cemeteries. Many Americans also use Memorial Day to honor other people who have died.

Memorial Day is also used as a time for picnics, barbecues, family gatherings, and sporting events. One of the longest-standing traditions is the running of the Indianapolis 500, which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911.

The National Memorial Day Concert takes place on the west lawn of the United States Capitol. The concert is broadcast on PBS and NPR. Music is performed, and respect is paid to the men and women who gave their lives for their country.

Some Americans view Memorial Day as the unofficial beginning of summer and Labor Day as the unofficial end of the season.

I think we in the trucking industry, should also use this day to remember any of our fallen brothers and sisters. If anyone knows of any Bro. or Sister trucker who has passed on, and wants to add their name you can by using the comment section.

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