WINNSBORO — Memorial Day is a national holiday and occurs on the final Monday during the month of May. It is a day for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died.
Citizens can attend memorials for Fairfield County’s fallen at the monuments in front of Mt. Zion. Another way to honor the men and women who committed the ultimate sacrifice is to display proper flag etiquette.
It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open.
However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag can be displayed 24 hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness. On Memorial Day, the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon.
For more detailed information on war participants from Fairfield County, visit the South Carolina Room in the Fairfield County Library or the Fairfield County Museum.
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