in today's USA Today there is an article about all the memorials being done for our soldiers who have fallen in iraq and afghanistan if you get a chance pick up a copy Memorial weekend is upon us and please take a moment to honor ALL our veterans and soldiers of our armed forces they have done a great service for our country, keeping peace, safe and freeing others for the right of democracy remember our forefathers as well who founded this great nation and all the battles that have been fought for our independence Glod Bless America! God Bless our Troops! note: the article in AOL news this afternoon covers the same story....
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The White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance was established by Congress, to honor our fellow Americans who died in service to our Nation. Specifically, the Commission's charter is to put "memorial" back into Memorial Day. www.remember.gov
President George W. Bush has given the Moment his personal support and asks all Federal employees to participate in this initiative.
On Memorial Day, May 30, 2005, at 3 p.m. local time, wherever you may be -- family or friends, or even alone -- honor America's fallen heroes in any of the following ways:
Tell five of your friends about the National Moment of Remembrance.
Display the American flag.
Together with your family, friends, or neighbors, take time to pause for
one minute of reflection to remember our fallen heroes.
Read to your children a story of heroic brave men and women who gave
their lives in service toour country.
Say a prayer for our Nation and the families who lost loved ones.
If driving, turn on your vehicle's headlights.
Sound a bell or tap a glass. Alone or with others ring a bell and say:
"With honor and respect, we remember America's fallen." (Ring bell).
Plan to visit a loved one's gravesite or a military or veterans
Call a family member or friend of someone who has lost a loved one in
service to our country and thank them for their sacrifice for our
Offer a donation to your favorite charity in honor of those who died.
The uniqueness of the National Moment of Remembrance campaign is that it is designed to encourage the participation of Americans of all ages, however and wherever they are spending America's day of remembrance. Please inform your friends and people in your community about the Moment.
This proud new tradition will do more than preserve Memorial Day. It will help encourage others to serve our Nation. Your participation in this shared remembrance will help unite the country and reinforce our Nation's core values. A moment of silent reflection is an act of national unity for all those who paid for our freedom with their lives. It is a moment every American can spare. One Nation, One Moment ? "This Nation does not forget."
To learn more about the National Moment of Remembrance, visit