Memorial Day...........A day that conjures up patriotic images and
thoughts........duty, honor, country. These are words that have a special
meaning to your rank and file membership. Many in your organizations are
probably veterans themselves and if they are not they have fathers, mothers,
brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles or cousins that have answered the call to
service when their Nation needed them most.
Now that Memorial Day approaches, it is time to reflect on the sacrifice
made by these brave men and women. It is important for all Americans to stop
remember their sacrifice. It is time to consider how their fight for freedom
has impacted our everyday lives and how their service has made this country a
better place. That is why we are asking people to get involved in the
"National Moment of Remembrance". That is why we are asking people to
care. At 3:00 p.m. (local time) on May 29 there will be a one minute pause to
honor those who have given their lives in service to this great Nation.
There are also other ways to get involved for Memorial Day. Listed below
are suggestions on how to involve associations and trade unions as Memorial Day
approaches. Get involved. Your participation will truly make the "National
Moment of Remembrance" a "Moment to Remember".
- Display "National Moment of Remembrance" poster in the lobby
of the association building.
- Include remarks in speeches where appropriate reminding people of the
- Add hot links and mention the "National
Moment of Remembrance" on your web site at
- Put information in association and trade union newsletters explaining
about the "National Moment of Remembrance"
- Send electronic email or a memorandum to all employees explaining the
"National Moment of Remembrance"
- Create a "Roll Call of Remembrance" web page on their websites.
Employees would input: their name, relationship to deceased, name of loved one,
when they died, where they died, branch of service (other, i.e. foreign