On Memorial Day, 5/25/2015
Meaning of the Veterans Remembered Flag:
– The Flag depicts the founding of our nation by the thirteen stars that emanate from the hoist to the large red star that represents our Nation and the five branches of our country’s military that defend her.
– The white star indicates the Veteran’s dedication to service.
– The blue star honors all who serve in the military in the past, present, and future.
– The gold star memorializes those who fell defending our Nation.
– The green field represents the hallowed ground where all rest eternally.
About Memorial Day
Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country. (courtesy of Military.com)