On Memorial Day, we should display the flag in a very, unique way.

Memorial Day is the only day of the year that we fly the flag at half-staff until noon. Here's the exact order to honor the more than 1.1 million Americans who have died in combat, via Home of the Heroes:

  1. In the morning, the flag should be attached to the halyard and raised briskly to the top of the flag pole, then slowly lowered to the mid-way point of the pole.
  2. At noon, the flag should be raised to the top of the flag pole.
  3. At the end of the day, the flag should be slowly and ceremoniously lowered and removed.

[via Home of the Heroes and PBS]