I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day
and a
National Moment of Remembrance

Please join me, at 3pm Local time, in a "National Moment of Remembrance'' . This memorial observance represents a simple and unifying way to honor those who have sacrificed everything and commemorate and honor the struggle to protect our freedoms.

Then, take just another moment to remember our men and women who fight, today, to protect our freedom; and the families who have made the sacrifice with them.

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.


Anonymous said...

Lovley tribute!


tula monstah said...

woo's absolutely right Stumpy! we'll join woo @3 pm in a moment of silence for our military heroes (including doggies)

Kristine said...

What a lovely idea. It isn't Memorial Day here in Canada, thus I am stuck at work, but I think it's great that so many bloggers are taking the time to say something.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mom says we can light a candle to join you in memory of all the humans and canines who sacrificed so much for all of us. Great tribute post.

Happy Memorial Day!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Jan said...

Good reminder. So many communities have stopped paying tribute to the fallen warriors because people are busy lighting the charcoal.

♥ Sallie said...

Wonderful post!


Bailey Be Good! said...

Happy and safe Memorial Day woofs & hugs!


An English Shepherd said...

Good post :-)

Sam said...

Where would our nation be without all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice? The people who have served this country are truly special human beings and heroes. Great post.