Honoring both the living and the dead

When Memorial Day begins at midnight, all American flags and state flags across the country are lowered to half-staff. At noon, the flags are referred to full staff.

"I think it's important for people to realize that both people are honored, the living and the dead," Barry Tippy said, explaining the first half of the holiday recognizes the dead, while the second half of the day is for the living.

Both the living and dead were recognized and honored during a ceremony at Riverview Cemetery Monday morning, which was hosted by American Legion Tom Whitmore Post 28 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars P...


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