Friday, May 24, 2019

Remember and Honor on Memorial Day, May 27

Poster for Memorial Day.  Text: Memorial Day Remember and Honor.  Maricopa Community Colleges will be closed on Monday, May 27th


As a reminder, Rio Salado and the Maricopa Community Colleges will be closed on Monday, May 27 in honor of Memorial Day.


U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
Arlington, Virginia.

Check out this azcentral feature about the meaning of Memorial Day and list of 14 things to do this weekend to honor and remember our fallen heroes.

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May to remember the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the armed forces. The National Moment of Remembrance Act was passed in 2,000 to “encourage the people of the United States to give something back to their country, which provides them so much freedom and opportunity.”

The Act encourages all Americans to pause at 3 p.m. for a minute of silence on Memorial Day.

flags at half-mass, in front of Statue of Liberty at sunset


There is a traditional way of displaying the U.S. flag on this special day. The flag is raised quickly to the top of the staff and then lowered slowly to the half-mast position, where it remains until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. At noon their memory is raised by the living.