The Purpose behind the National Moment of Remembrance Act

Julia | 29 - 04 - 2021
Memorial Day

3.P.M on Memorial Day, Do you remember? If not, get to know about the National Moment of Silence here. Discover why, when, where, and how the National Moment of Remembrance is spent by everyone.

Why 

Initially, the moment of silence on Memorial Day was established as Decoration Day in 1868. After the end of the civil war, there were so many Americans killed on the battlefield which resulted in huge cemeteries, and the nation decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers. This was later turned into a National Moment of Silence where we all are used to pay tribute to the individuals and their families who have lost their lives and made an ultimate sacrifice to the United States. 

The idea of the National Moment of Remembrance was born in May 1996 when the children in Lafayette Park in Washington D.C replied that “it was a day the pools open”. Then during the survey, it has been found that only 28% of the Americans know about Memorial Day. Then the Congress officially passed the National Moment of Remembrance Act in the year 2000.

What Time Is the National Moment of Silence on Remembrance Day?
  • A. 3. 00 A.M
  • B. 3. 30 A.M
  • C. 3. 00 P.M
  • D. 3. 30 P.M

When

Being an American we are asked to spend the National Moment of Remembrance on May 30, at 3.P.M ie, on Memorial Day. A National Moment of Silence is observed on the last Monday of May. The time 3 P.M was chosen because during that time many Americans were enjoying their freedom. This unifying act is to bring all Americans together on this Memorial Day.

Where 

You can also observe Memorial Day more formally by organizing the memorial at places like the neighborhood, picnic ground, or in a hall where you can invite your friends, family, and neighbors. You may also observe the moment by playing “Taps”. 

How 

To remind all Americans about the importance of soldiers and their sacrifice for the country a National Moment of Remembrance is celebrated. Participating in the moment of silence on Memorial Day is informal and voluntary. You may pay tribute to soldiers in your own way by pausing from whatever you are doing by maintaining a moment of silence or playing “Taps” on Memorial Day. Wear a memorial button (Poppy flower) from the first of may to until Remembrance Day. Visit cemeteries with flags and flowers on the fallen soldiers who lost their lives during the war.

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