The American flag is one of the most recognized symbols across the globe. How did the flag come to be, and why do we dedicate a whole day to “Old Glory”? We have 10 things you need to know about Flag Day in the United States. Read More “10 Things to Know About Flag Day”
Updated September 2020 – SALT LAKE CITY — Utah became the 44th state to welcome the Homes for Heroes program back in 2013, meaning nearly 200,000 local home buyers and sellers may be eligible to qualify for discounts and exceptional savings.
You may have noticed on your morning commute that flags were set at half-staff today. If you were curious as to the reason why, Homes for Heroes has your answer.
May 15 is National Peace Officers Memorial Day. This day has been observed since 1962, when President Kennedy signed a bill from Congress designating May 15 as a national holiday celebrating peace officers. In 1994, President Clinton amended the bill by mandating that the flag be flown at half-staff on this date.
Yesterday, President Obama issued a statement recognizing this week as National Police Week (mentioned on our blog yesterday) and today as Peace Officers Memorial Day.
In his words: “This week, we pay tribute to the thousands of men and women who serve us with extraordinary bravery, and we remember the heroes who have laid down their lives in pursuit of a safer, more just society.”
Read more: “Peace Officers Memorial Day set”
National Police Week is a time in which we reflect on the work and service of police officers across the nation. We also remember the lives lost in the line of duty in an effort to protect our cities and communities. Read More “National Police Week: A Salute to Officers”