Participating in the National Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is a day of remembrance.
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. (Image: patrickvg/iStock/Getty Images)

The National Moment of Remembrance is a moment of silence observed nationwide in honor of soldiers who lost their lives in the service of the country. Held at 3 p.m. local time, the nation calls on all Americans to mark this moment with one minute of silence regardless of what they are doing at the time.

Post information about the National Moment of Remembrance on your personal or company website during the days leading up to Memorial Day. Download and post a National Moment of Remembrance poster in your office or place of business to remind coworkers and customers.

Remind others via a friendly email or memo ahead of time to participate in the National Moment of Remembrance.

Send a reminder to friends and family on Memorial Day. Send a quick text message 15 minutes before 3 p.m. to remind others.

Suggest a collective observance if you are gathered with others. If you are at a party or in a retail store near the designated time, ask the host or store manager to make an announcement when 3 p.m. rolls around.

Observe a moment of complete silence at 3 p.m. local time. It's customary to bow your head.

Follow the moment of silence with a "Roll Call of Remembrance" if you or others in attendance have friends or family members who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. State the names of the soldiers and the conflicts they were in.

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