Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

The remains of the Unknown Soldier is committed to the ground during the burial services at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA November 11 1921.
(WW1 Signal Corps Collection).
Photo from

"The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans wherever they are 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. It will help to reclaim Memorial Day as the sacred and noble holiday it was meant to be. In this shared remembrance, we connect as Americans."

The White House Commission on Remembrance


  1. "...sacred and noble holiday..."

    Great words - too bad so many have forgotten what Memorial Day is all about. It's not about the white sale at Macy's or the 2 for 1 sale at the local Home Depot.

    It's about remembering sacrifices we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.

  2. I really like the pop-up comments!


  3. I never knew the 3PM thing, but I do try to keep in mind the real reason for Memorial Day. When Jesse and I visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, it was Veteran's Day and very impressive.

  4. I hope you are having a good Memorial Day Buck.

  5. Thanks for your service to our country Buck. Hope you enjoyed your weekend.... Go Wings!!

  6. Thank you all, and I hope your Memorial Day was peaceful. And fun, too!

  7. Visited The Tomb Of The Unknown when I was very young. It was both inspiring and scary to me as a youngster.

    Good on your Wings, Buck! The Celtics are taking the hardest road they can find, and giving me stomach pains.

  8. Salute to you, me, and all of those, like us who served, and their families who stood by them.


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