To ensure the sacrifices of America ’s fallen heroes are never forgotten, in December 2000, the U.S. Congress passed and the president signed into law “The National Moment of Remembrance Act,” P.L. 106-579, creating the White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance. The commission’s charter is to “encourage the people of the United States to give something back to their country, which provides them so much freedom and opportunity” by encouraging and coordinating commemorations in the United States of Memorial Day and the National Moment of Remembrance.
The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada states: “It’s a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.”
~~The above information was found at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website. Please always remember that freedom is never FREE. God bless our troops. And for those who missed the kids' rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" that I previously posted, check it out. It sends shivers up your spine, it is so fantastic! You may want to press the "F11" key or your maximize icon after the performance starts, to get a full-screen effect. When the display is complete, simply press the key again to return to your normal display. Don't forget to turn on your sound! Now, click below, and enjoy!