There are no specific rules for Memorial Day, but there are some customary practises and guidelines to follow to show respect for the holiday and those it honors. Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind:

Honor the fallen

Memorial Day is a day to remember and honour those who have died while serving in the military. Attend a Memorial Day event, go to a cemetery, or take part in a moment of silence to honour those who gave their lives for their country.

Fly the flag

If you choose to fly the American flag on Memorial Day, make sure you do so properly and respectfully according to flag etiquette. The flag should be flown at half-staff until noon, and then raised to the top of the staff for the rest of the day.

Participate in a National Moment of Remembrance

The National Moment of Remembrance is a time set aside at 3:00 pm local time on Memorial Day to pause and remember the sacrifices of those who have died in service to our country. Consider participating in this moment of reflection.

Respect military gravesites

If you visit a cemetery on Memorial Day, be respectful of military gravesites. Do not walk on the graves or leave trash or debris behind.

Avoid doing things that aren’t right

Memorial Day is a solemn day, so don’t do things that aren’t right or are disrespectful to those who have died in service.This means that you shouldn’t say “happy” when talking about Memorial Day and that you shouldn’t use it to promote your own personal or political goals.

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