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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have died serving our county. The stars and stripes can be seen everywhere as the parades pass through town. There is always an air of solemnity to the proceedings though, as volunteers go through cemeteries to place on the graves of veterans the flag of the country they sacrificed their lives to defend.

Brief History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day started in the aftermath of the Civil War. Both the North and the South had their own ceremonies for honoring the dead on both sides of the conflict. Eventually, these traditions of honoring Union and Confederate soldiers were merged, and the honor was expanded to include all war dead, not just those killed during the Civil War.

In 1968, Congress mandated that Memorial Day, along with three other federal holidays, be moved to specific Mondays in order to create 3-day holiday weekends. Though there was some pushback from the sates, they all eventually complied with Congress and moved the dates of the holidays. Though, there are still many who want the observance of Memorial Day to return to it's traditional May 30th date.

They Gave Their Tomorrow for Our Today

We have a wide variety of products to honor the sacrifice of our nations bravest. If you are looking to decorate your house, take a look at our outdoor American flags available in bright nylon and traditional polyester. Old Glory flying proud will lift the spirits of anyone who sees it.

If you are looking for smaller American flags, either to use at Memorial Day Parades or to decorate grave sites, then you may want to take a look at our stick flag selection. They are inexpensive, but still durable. A great option for those who need a large number of flags.

Grave markers are another good option for marking the resting places of servicemen and women. They are available in aluminum and bronze, and can mark veterans of certain conflicts, or just a generic veteran marker.

However you choose to honor the fallen, Gettysburg Flag Works has the product you are looking for.

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