… when we in the United States of America remember the military men and women who have died while serving their country in a time of conflict.
“Today I am pleased to sign S. 3181, the “National Moment of Remembrance Act,” which designates 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day each year as the National Moment of Remembrance, in honor of the men and women of the United States who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace.” President Bill Clinton – December 28, 2000
The idea of a unified day of remembrance for fallen warriors started just after the Civil War ended. From 1861 to 1865 (some say 1866), family members and friends fought against each other in the bloodiest war in all of American history.
We’ve set today aside to remember all the women and men who have died over the centuries protecting their family, friends and country, We remember and honor you. It’s also a great day to say thank you to all of our veterans who live daily with the responsibility and memories of protecting what is dear.