By Susan Lawson Special to GUIDON This week, American flags will be displayed across the nation in celebration of the Independence Day holiday. Following a few guidelines can ensure we are displaying Old Glory properly. In 1923, the U.S. National Flag Code was created and distributed nationwide. The code became Public Law in 1942 and became the U.S. Flag Code we know today. The U.S. … [Read more...] about Commentary: Old Glory deserves to be displayed the right way
By Chaplain (Capt.) Brent Sanders Special to GUIDON On Memorial Day I stumbled across an article in an archaic form of communication known as a newspaper. It was the subheading of the article that caught my attention. Memorial Day is America’s “Day of the Dead.” Instead of seeing Memorial Day as “Barbecue Day,” the writer adjured his audience to revere the occasion as a day which marks the … [Read more...] about Make the Fourth more than just ‘Fireworks Day’: Freedom requires sacrifice, commitment, responsibility
Each year, Fort Leonard Wood celebrates July 4 with the largest fireworks display in mid-Missouri. But long before the rockets’ red glare lights up the sky, the installation offers a myriad of events, including games, a car show, live entertainment, including concerts by rockers Red Sun Rising and country artist Jarrod Niemann — all free and open to the public at Gammon Field. “Fort Leonard … [Read more...] about Celebrate Independence Day with FLW!
By Humane Society of Missouri Special to GUIDON Independence Day celebrations would not be the same without the scorching sun and fireworks lighting up the night sky. For pets, however, heat and sudden loud noises can be more harmful and frightening than fun. The Humane Society of Missouri encourages pet parents to keep their furry friends’ safety in mind as they celebrate the stars … [Read more...] about Protecting your pets while celebrating the Fourth of July