People who live in California may not even be aware of what this day is actually all about. In fact, it is a day to honor those who have lost their lives in war. But how is that day related to the state of California?
The California flag is flown at half-mast second Sunday of October to honor died at war. This date is also the beginning of Veterans Day in California.
So, when is this day every year? The flag is flown at half-mast at the end of a State of Memorial Day. And at the end of each year, it is flown at half-mast for Veterans Day.
What should you do if you live in California and want to take a few moments to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for the state? You don’t have to be an elected official to do so.
Some local community events
Some local community events may already be in the works. If not, you could just do it by yourself. Many people will be glad to see you doing it on a public holiday, and a lot of them are so happy to join you in showing support.
The flag should be hoisted at half-mast to honor those who have died in battle, but there are other reasons why you may choose to do so. For instance, it may be a time to reflect on the past and on the present. After all, war is such a terrifying thing, and life’s loss is such an overwhelming experience.
But there is also a sense of patriotism when you fly the flag at half-mast. After all, the flag symbolizes the very essence of America – freedom, and liberty – which is a great deal more than just a symbol of the military struggle.
People often think that the flag represents the military struggle during the Civil War for Independence, the Civil War of Independence, or the War of Independence from England. The flag was actually a symbol of freedom we now enjoy nation, taken away from our past.
The original design of the national flag
The original design of the national flag had thirteen stars representing the original states and territories. However, the last ten or twenty years have brought the flag to represent all fifty states today.
There is no reason to choose the national flag above the state flag. No one is obligated to do so. And even if you do, it is not required to do it by law.
Many people believe that the flag is supposed to be at half-mast for some special occasion. But that’s not the case at all.
If you want the flag at half-mast, just do it. Do it anytime. It really doesn’t have to be on any one of the holidays mentioned here.
In fact, many people feel that this tradition is part of American heritage and history. Indeed, the flag has come a long way since then.