Monday, April 19, 2010

Half Mast Flag

Went to the Post Office today to buy some stamps, noticed that the flag was at Half-Mast. Searched to recall if anyone important had died recently. Couldn't think of any. My brain came up with the Icelandic Volcano, but while 100,000 stranded travelers is certainly a big deal (especially for them and their families) it didn't seem to rate lowering the flag.

The folks at the Post Office said "we lowered it because our computer told us to" which is a pretty good answer.

It turns out the real answer is that:

President Barack Obama has proclaimed April 19, 2010 as National Day of Service and Remembrance for Victims and Survivors of Terrorism, 2010.

This is in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of terrorism.


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