Memorial Day – Folded Flag

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on May 24, 2019

Question(s)

1. What does the folded flag represent in the first cartoon? - What is the reason for the folded flag?

2. From the 2nd cartoon: On Memorial Day, why should the flag be flown at half-staff until noon and then raised to full-staff for the rest of the day?


CHALLENGE:  Memorial Day, a day when we actively remember those who who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, should be observed:

How will you commemorate Memorial Day this year?

Find out what is happening in your town by doing the following:
-Do an internet search for “2019 Memorial Day Observances” + name of your city, state
-Call your city hall to ask if the city will hold a Memorial Day ceremony.
-Call your local VFW, AmVets or DAV for information on their Memorial Day ceremonies.


Cartoon by Rick McKee

Cartoon by Dan Pavelich