Today starts the 2021 Memorial Day weekend here in the United States.

This coming Monday is Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States for remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in our country’s armed forces.

This entire three-day weekend is about a lot more than barbecues, baseball and the beach, and it’s not a patriotic celebration of military might, it is a remembrance of the 1 million plus casualties of all our wars who never made it home.

National Moment of Remembrance

The “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed in December of 2000 and asks that at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”

Here are some additional ways that you can honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country:

– Put flags or flowers on the graves of men and women who served in wars.

– Fly the U.S. flag at half-staff until noon.

– Visit monuments dedicated to soldiers, sailors and marines.

– March in or attend a parade.


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Have a safe weekend!