In Observance of Memorial Day we honor the brave men and women who serve our country and those who gave their lives to preserve our freedom.
“It is tragic that young lives must be sacrificed, that great sums must be spent for the instruments of war, when the work of peace awaits man’s accomplishment in every land. America today–as in past years–is prepared to join in that work with any nation whose devotion is to peace with its neighbors, and a better life for its people. ” – President Lyndon B. Johnson, Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 1966
The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation.