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Memorial Day is a time set aside to specifically honor the memory of those who have died in our nation's service.
It is because of their sacrifices on our behalf that we live in freedom today, so it's only fitting that there be a day set aside especially for honoring them.
Pope John Paul II once said, "War should belong to the tragic past, to history: it should find no place on humanity's agenda for the future." However, as long as there is evil in the world, the right will fight against it.
From the sacrifices of those like Frank Buckles - who, until he died in February, was the last surviving U.S. veteran of World War I - to those in our armed forces who are serving today, it's time to thank them for what they have done and what they continue to do.
Memorial Day is a day when the American flag should be displayed across America. According to United States Code Title 36, Chapter 10, the flag should be flown at half-staff until noon on this day.
There will be a Memorial Day service at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Taylor County War Memorial. We hope you plan to attend.