"Enter to grow in wisdom. Depart to serve better thy
country and mankind." -- Charles William Eliot
It is always awe-inspiring to see people
throughout the country come together to help others struck down by tragedy. The
same attention to service is carried out everyday by soldiers, policemen and
firefighters. It is inspiring to watch as people overcome obstacles to achieve
heights they never thought were attainable.
For over two hundred years, men and women of this great
country have heeded the call to service when the country needed them most.
During their tour of duty many have given the ultimate sacrifice...their lives.
Today's all-volunteer force continues the same tradition of service as
their forebears. Organizations such as the Peace Corps and AmericCorps are also
dedicated to helping others and are giving back to our nation through public
service. It is this act of service that highlights the very best in people.
As Memorial Day approaches there is an effort underway called
the "National Moment of Remembrance." On May 29, at 3:00 p.m. (local
time) all Americans are being asked to pause and reflect on what Memorial Day
means to them. It is time to come together and realize that freedom is not free
and to honor those who have given their lives during service to their country.
Suggested ways to participate:
- Pause for one minute at 3:00pm (local time).
- Public servants in official vehicles turn your headlights
on if you are driving.
- Pass out leaflets. (You can use the
poster download to print out leaflets.)
- Inform people about the
"National Moment of Remembrance."