Memorial Day

Freedom comes at the cost of many lives and Memorial Day is a remembrance of all those men and women that lost their life while serving in the armed forces. This honorary day is celebrated across the United States of America on the last Monday in May.


The first official observance of Memorial Day was May 28, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.  After World War I, the holiday was extended to all soldiers who had fallen in all American wars.

The U.S. flag is raised to the top of the staff and then lowered to half-staff, where it stays until noon.  After that it is raised to full-staff for the rest of the day, which is symbolic as the flag rises and so is their memory by the living who promise to not let their sacrifice be in vain and continue to fight for liberty and justice for all.

On behalf of all of us at Intecore Physical Therapy, thank you to all those men and women!

Andrew Vertson

Andrew received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from California State University, Fresno in 1991. He then earned his Master’s degree of Physical Therapy in 1996 and his Doctorate degree of Physical Therapy in 2002 from Loma Linda University. In 1996 he also earned his Certification as an Athletic Trainer. He has also completed extensive post-graduate course work in orthopedic manual therapy through Kaiser-West Los Angeles and the Ola Grimsby Institute.
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