Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Moment Of Remembrance: 3:00pm Today

In 1996, a humanitarian organization called  ‘No Greater Love’ asked children why there is a holiday on Memorial Day. Their remarks were all associated with barbecues and extended weekend parties and celebration, and they had little idea about the sacrifices of the soldiers in whose honor it is celebrated.  To help young people understand the real meaning of Memorial Day, the National Moment of Remembrance was established by Congress. It takes place at 3pm local time no matter what time zone.  We ask that you pause for a moment or two to recognize all of our military service members and their families.

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