The “missing man” formation is used by all branches of the US military to mark the passing of a service member. Memorial Day was established to remember fallen military members and should not be conflated with Veterans Day (formerly Armistice Day) on November 11th that was created to recognize the service of all soldiers, living or dead. At noon on Memorial Day the group of veterans, who take care of the flag and the flag pole in Fairhaven, will lower the spring flag and raise the large, summer flag. The summer flag will immediately be lowered to half-staff as ordered by the President for Memorial Day. You are welcome to participate or to observe.