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Half-Staff Louisiana Flags – Robert Reeves

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

American Flags and Louisiana Flags to fly at half-staff through Sunday, August 14th in the state of Louisiana in honor of Lt. Com. Jonas Kelsall and Chief Petty Officer Robert James Reeves.

Lt. Com. Jonas Kelsall and Chief Petty Officer Robert James Reeves were among 30 servicemen, a civilian interpreter and seven Afghan commandos killed when their helicopter was shot down last Saturday by insurgents in eastern Agfhanistan.

Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Labor Day is just around the corner, so be thinking about how to decorate your back yard for that holiday barbecue!  But ever wonder why Labor Day, always the first Monday in September, is the holiday to gather friends and family around the grill for fun and food?  Originally Labor Day was created in celebration of the achievements of American workers as the “workingman’s holiday.”  A street parade was held with much flag waving and fanfare, followed by a festival held for the workers and their families.  Today we still have our own festival of food and fun to pay tribute on Labor Day, so break out your pleated fans and American flags and get those grills fired up!