Ways To Observe Memorial Day
- Adorning the graves of the soldiers with flags or flowers.
- Visiting cemeteries and memorials.
- Furling the American Flag at half-mast until noon.
- Furling the ‘POW/MIA Flag’.
- Keep silence for a minute at 3 p.m., ‘National Moment of Remembrance’ and listen to Taps being played.
- Take a pledge to aid the disabled veterans, widows, widowers and orphans of the dead and keep it.
- You may support the efforts to restore the traditional day of observance of Memorial Day back to May 30th.
- Offering thanks to the veterans and appreciating the ultimate sacrifices of the soldiers to the bereaved families personally may help too.
A Few Moments of Silence
The ones who have given their lives in service to country demonstrate the greatest kind of love. And they do it for a group of citizens who may never know their name. To ensure the sacrifices of America’s fallen heroes are never forgotten, the U.S. Congress passed and the president signed into law “The National Moment of Remembrance Act” in 2000.
Join us at Operation Homefront and participate in the National Moment of Remembrance:
When: May 30, Memorial Day at 3 p.m. local time
Where: Wherever you are
Observe the moment with a simple gesture such as, placing your hand over your heart, bowing your head, or silently remembering someone who died in service. Gather your family or friends together to remember those who paid the highest price for our freedom. It puts your remembrance into action and it creates a tradition that can be passed down to future generations.
Jim Knotts, Chief Executive Officer
For more details on the National Moment of Remembrance, visit the following Web sites:
Memorial Day History (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
No Greater Love (intiated the National Moment of Remembrance)