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By Don C. Brunell
Business analyst 

Honoring fallen heroes goes beyond lowering flags to half-mast

 

November 10, 2022



Lowering our flags to half-staff is a solemn act that recognizes our fallen heroes, whether they be men and women in our armed forces or police officers killed in the line of duty. It is a vivid reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by those who serve us.

Unfortunately, after those flags return to the top of the pole and time passes, we tend to forget that the suffering for the friends and families continues. The loneliness, financial stress, and emotional strain lives on. That is when those husbands, wives, sons, daughters, and parents need our comfort and help the most. Hopefully, this...



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