It's another FlagDesk friday. Today's flag of the day looks back on our favorite holiday, Memorial Day. We've attended the Indy 500 several years in a row, sitting all over the coarse and every year, we are impressed by the outstanding fans, outstanding race, and respectful moment for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, their families and friends.
To some, Memorial Day is just a much needed day off, but to us, it is a turning point. Memorial Day starts not only the flag season, but is the first of many holidays which give purpose to the flag (Fourth of July, Flag Day, Earth Day, Veterans Day, etc.)
Memorial Day is the most solemn days of remembrance in America. It is a day where we remember those who gave their lives to our country during battle. The holiday used to be called, Decoration Day as people would spend the day decorating graves of family members and loved ones. Many of these traditions live on. The Indy 500 has always had a formal pre race ceremony, spending time reflecting on this core purpose of Memorial Day. I think the flag unfolded and held up by countless service men and women is one of the most touching things about the Indy 500.
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