Paul Rieckhoff, founder and CEO of IAVA (and author of the excellent book Chasing Ghosts), explains: "For veterans and grateful citizens, Memorial Day is a hallowed day we set aside to remember all those American who have died to protect our freedoms. IAVA encourages all Americans to stand with us this Memorial Day and pledge a moment of silence at 12:01 p.m. EDT in honor of the bravery, courage, and devotion to country our veterans have shown."
This is the kind of thing that Memorial Day was created for. So please join me in taking a break from your picnic or beach party for just one minute to honor those who deserve some recognition on this holiday.
Take the pledge right now!