With the holidays now passed, many of us are reflecting on the time that we were fortunate enough to be able to spend with friends and family. But we should also keep in mind those who are unable to be with their loved ones because of their military service to our country.
As a reminder of those serving, Other World Computing has received a flag that was flown during Operation Enduring Freedom over Observation Post Nevada in Asadabad, Afghanistan on Dec. 7, 2011 in honor of Specialist Roberto Santiago of the Woodstock-based Delta Company 1-178 Infantry. The flag now will be flown at OWC Headquarters in Woodstock, Ill.
OWC has supported many units, including Delta Company 1-178 Infantry, over the years with care packages containing food, personal care items, messages of encouragement and even softball equipment for recreational use. Article Continues…
The American Flag just before lowering at sunrise
OWC was closed Monday, May 31st, in honor of Memorial Day. This solemn day, originally designated in 1868, is now observed as a federal holiday on the last Monday of May. Not just for another three day weekend, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance to commemorate the lives given in service to our fair nation; parades, speeches, and family observances occur nationwide to honor those thousands of fallen men and women. A great source of information on this important day is www.USMemorialDay.org.
OWC proudly flies an American Flag at our headquarters and in compliance with Memorial Day decorum, it was my personal honor to set our flag at half-mast at sunrise and then restore it to full mast at noon on Monday. The entire OWC team takes its responsibility to our members of the Armed Forces very seriously and we support their efforts far beyond honoring those who have lost their lives.
American Flag at half-mast
None of this would be today without the sacrifices of our fallen heroes. Words can hardly convey our thanks for Freedom and Liberty that they have protected with their lives. That we all have our choice of words and expressed opinions speaks to what they have accomplished.
Our sincere thanks and gratitude goes out to all those serving today, as well as those who have served in our Armed Forces across time. We remember and honor those that have fallen in the line of duty. Our hearts go with all of you who have lost loved ones in time of war and strife.
The American Flag restored to full mast at 12:00PM