There’s little doubt that either you’ve already enjoyed some of the things that typically happen on Memorial Day weekend. Perhaps it was or will be a backyard barbecue. Maybe you went shopping for a new car, new appliances or other big ticket items. I did yesterday. You may even be reading this article on your cell phone at the beach, celebrating the unofficial start of Summer.
But there’s one more thing you need to do today regardless of how you spend the rest of today’s holiday.
At 3 pm local time, regardless of your time zone, please be sure to celebrate the National Moment of Remembrance.
The National Moment of Remembrance was established in 2000 “in honor of the men and women of the United States who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace.”
After all, while each of us enjoys the freedom, the liberty and the pursuit of happiness mentioned in our Declaration of Independence, none of it would be possible without the sacrifices made by the men and women who died in the pursuit of freedom.
Put another way, that barbecue, that sale or that time on the beach might not have been possible without those sacrifices.
So, today, we are a grateful Bruins Nation among a grateful American nation.