Just put the flag at half staff every day
On my way home from picking up the kids at school today, I noticed that flags were at half staff. I racked my brain trying to think if it was the anniversary of something horrific, but I came up with nothing. When I got home, I searched and found out that it was to honor the memory of the late Dorothy Height, a person of such importance in the Civil Rights movement that I had never heard of her before. When somebody major dies, the blogosphere usually erupts in eulogies and posts. I hadn't heard anything about her death, even though it was more than a week ago. Norman Borlaug got more blog-love at his passing, and he was also a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient as well as a Nobel Laureate, but I don't recall President Obama lowering the flags to half-staff for him.