Memorial Day (Part I)

Memorial Day on South Padre Island is a great weekend for businesses.  The cars and buses in the Schlitterbahn water park parking lot are overflowing onto the grass.

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The fishing boats are packed “to the gills”…

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and people are enjoying the fantastic fireworks and induction of summer.

 

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but there are reminders as to the real reason behind this holiday.

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Flags were lowered to half-mast at the Municipal Bldg. on South Padre Island.

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Marines from Harlingen, TX were on hand to present the colors.

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It is proper to salute the flag or raise your hand to your heart as the flag passes by. That is what I was taught.

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Who SHOULD salute the flag, really? Should this person here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU9iCANi02o

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Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have given their all for this country.

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~ by islandprincess15 on May 25, 2009.

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