Whether you’re visiting a cemetery to remember a loved one, helping veterans who are homeless, attending a Memorial Day event, hosting a barbecue, shopping at the Memorial Day sales, traveling to an exciting destination, relaxing at home, advocating for peace, or working, I hope you’re having a good Memorial Day.
Pres. Barack Obama proclaimed Memorial Day, May 30, “as a day of prayer for permanent peace.” The proclamation designates the hour beginning in each locality at 11 a.m. of that day as a time during which people may unite in prayer. It also asks all Americans to observe the national moment of remembrance beginning at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.
In addition to remembering Americans who have died in wars, Obama asked the nation to never stop working to fulfill its obligations to all members of the Armed Forces so they know we stand beside them every step of the way – not just when we need them, but also when they need us.
Best wishes to you on this day of remembrance.