"I studied the lives of great men and women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work." -- Harry S. Truman
Alarm clocks went off this morning all across America signifying another workday. People left the warm cocoon of their beds and stumbled half asleep to the bathroom to splash water on their faces or made their way to the kitchen to begin brewing that first pot of coffee.
On May 29 many people will sleep in late because they have Memorial Day off. But it is not just another federal holiday. The very reason that we are able to get out of bed and go to a job in a democratic society is because men and women when asked by their country to serve made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives.
The "National Moment of Remembrance" will occur on May 29. All Americans are asked to pause for one minute at 3:00 p.m. (local time) and silently reflect on those who died in service to our nation. There are many different ways that the private sector can become involved in this effort.
Listed below are suggestions to help make your employees aware not only of the importance of Memorial Day, but also about the "National Moment of Remembrance."
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