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May 31, 2010

National Moment of Remembrance

Moment Of Remembrance

In 1996, a humanitarian organization based in Washington, D.C., known as 'No Greater Love' conducted a survey on children and asked them why do they think there is a holiday on Memorial Day. It was agonizing to hear their remarks that were all associated with barbecues and extended weekend parties and celebration, while they hadn't the vaguest idea about the sacrifices of the soldiers in whose honor it is celebrated. One of the children was even quoted as saying that this was the day when swimming pools open!


Thus, the organization came up with the idea of 'National Moment of Remembrance' to remind and especially, let the future generations know about the real meaning of the holiday.

The idea clicked with the President and Congress and since 1997, it became a standard American tradition. National Moment of Remembrance requires everybody to keep silent for a minute, exactly at 3.00 pm (local time) when 'Taps' is played and reflect on the glory of those who have shed blood for us. The federal government hopes to raise public awareness about the heroes and their valor by introducing this moment.

Wherever a person is at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity (duration: one minute).The time 3 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday.

The Moment does not replace traditional Memorial Day events; rather it is an act of national unity in which all Americans, alone or with family and friends, honor those who died for our freedom.



Wild Thing's comment.........

I have never heard of this before. I think it is a great idea. There are a lot of people that do not know exactly what today is for.

.... Thank you Richard for sending this to me.

Posted by Wild Thing at May 31, 2010 04:49 AM


And thank God that the jug earred commie poser in charge will not be @ Arlington dishonoring our fallen heroes.

Posted by: cuchieddie(Enemy of the State) at May 31, 2010 09:40 AM

cuchieddie, DITTO that!!! ((hug))

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 31, 2010 07:44 PM