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    The Meaning of Labor Day and How to Celebrate

    Oh My Goodness It’s Labor Day on Monday!!!

    It just crept up on me, how about you? I was still scheduling business calls on Friday and Monday and folks had to tell me…uhh Monday is a Holiday. I guess my way of celebrating Labor Day is working!

    Others celebrate with grilling, family time before kids go off to school and college, closing Beach houses, and packing away white clothes (giggle). Some will enjoy a long weekend of relaxation soaking up some sun. Labor Day is a national holiday. In spite of all the fun planned it is meant to honor the social achievements of U.S. workers and celebrate their contributions to national prosperity.

    Current events have highlighted fair and equal pay and all it means to be an American in the American workforce. Labor Day is a serious holiday and is coupled with flying the American flag in honor of those who strive and continue to strive for worker’s rights. In-spite of our political climate all Americans have earned the right to raise the star-spangled banner with patriotism and pride for the country that is ours.

    In celebration of how great we are as Americans, here are a few Protocol International Tips for hanging your Flag for Labor Day. FYI it is possible to be cited for improper use of the flag. The United States Flag Code stipulates that as the symbol of a living country, the flag is considered in itself a living thing and should therefore be properly cared for and displayed. Don’t get cited for the following…

    Protocol International Tips for hanging your Flag

    • – Raise the flag briskly and lower it ceremoniously.

    • – Never allow the flag to touch the ground or floor.

    • – Do not fly the flag in bad weather, unless you are 100% certain it is an all-weather flag.

    • – Fly the flag only from sunrise to sunset. It can only be flown at night if it is properly illuminated.

    • – The flag should always be allowed to fall free.

    • – The flag may not be used to carry, store, or deliver any items.

    • – Never fly the flag upside down except to signal an emergency.