Over one million Americans have lost their lives while serving their country. As Memorial Day approaches, it is important that we as a nation reflect on those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
Many people have never asked themselves, "What can I do to honor these individuals?" or even taken the time to think about the significance of this day, other than it being just another federal holiday.
John F. Kennedy said, "A Nation reveals itself not only by the citizens it produces, but also by the citizens it honors, the citizens it remembers." Americans around the world can take this message to heart by pausing for one minute at 3:00 p.m. (local time) on May 29 to reflect on these words.
There are several different ways government departments and agencies can get involved in the "National Moment of Remembrance." Listed below are some suggestions to help agencies get the word to their employees and beyond.
Government Department and Agencies
Role Call of Remembrance
Comments for Speeches
President and First Lady | Vice President and Mrs. Gore
Record of Progress | The Briefing Room
Gateway to Government | Contacting the White House | White House for Kids
White House History | White House Tours | Help
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