The National Moment of Remembrance is an annual event that asks Americans, wherever they are at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, to pause for a duration of one minute to remember those who have died in military service to the United States.
The time 3 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when most Americans are enjoying time off from work for the national holiday. The Moment was first proclaimed in May 2000 for Memorial Day that year, and was put in law by the United States Congress in December 2000.
Many of us who are trumpet players will be playing Taps at 3:00 pm local time. Perhaps you will hear one or more of us.
Don’t forget to raise the flag to full staff at noon local time
I fly the flag 24/7/365. Properly lit and try to observe state and fed half-staff dates as best I can. The flag pole was set in '52 and the previous/first owner of the house was a Marine and flew the flag.
I often go to visit my departed FIL, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col now niched at a National Cemetery with my MIL - his wife - by his side. I went to see them again today. It was a nice, sunny day here and I had some quiet moments with them. They were good people, and he served his Country for 35 years both active and reserve. They are missed. My father, who was on a tin can during his years in service, is similarly missed.