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||ALL EMPLOYEES AND PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERS
||(Department Secretary, Agency Director,
||MEMORIAL DAY "NATIONAL MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE"
On Monday, May 29, 2000, Memorial Day,
America honors those men and women who gave their lives so that others could
live free. This important day is being re-emphasized with a new Memorial Day
tradition called "The National Moment of Remembrance."
President and Members of Congress have joined together in support of the
"National Moment of Remembrance," and encourage all Americans to
participate in this very meaningful and nationally unifying act. The goal is
that Americans everywhere will pause for one minute on Monday, May 29, at
precisely 3:00 p.m. (local time) in silent reflection for those who died as a
result of service to our nation. During this one minute of tribute, the
"National Moment of Remembrance" recommends that all Americans signify
their unity in this gesture by doing one or more of the following:
Placing the right hand over one's heart.
No matter where you are or what
you are doing at 3:00 p.m. (local time) this Memorial Day, please participate
in this "National Moment of Remembrance."
Playing "Taps" during the moment of remembrance.
If in a vehicle, turn
on the vehicle's headlights.
For those of you who
are organizing traditional Memorial Day tributes prior to 3 p.m. please remind
your audience of the "National Moment of Remembrance."
course, a critical role for you is the ability to inform your staff and fellow
workers about the "National Moment of Remembrance." Let's ensure
that every American around the world knows they can join together on Memorial
Day in 60 unifying seconds to remember the true meaning of national service and
Thank you for helping put "memorial" back into our
nation's Memorial Day.
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