Memorial Day

I won't be around on Memorial Day so I'm posting early. I wanted to remind everyone of the National Moment of Remembrance. The handsome soldier illustrating my post today is my late father-in-law who served in the South Pacific during World War II.

White House Program for the National Moment of Remembrance:

"As Memorial Day approaches, it is time to pause and consider the true meaning of this holiday. Memorial Day represents one day of national awareness and reverence, honoring those Americans who died while defending our Nation and its values. While we should honor these heroes every day for the profound contribution they have made to securing our Nation's freedom, we should honor them especially on Memorial Day.

In this time of unprecedented success and prosperity throughout our land, I ask that all Americans come together to recognize how fortunate we are to live in freedom and to observe a universal "National Moment of Remembrance" on each Memorial Day. This memorial observance represents a simple and unifying way to commemorate our history and honor the struggle to protect our freedoms.

The White House Program for the National Moment of Remembrance (Program), to promote a "National Moment of Remembrance'' will occur at 3 p.m. (local time) on each Memorial Day."