Monday we celebrate Memorial Day. This is usually a day that we’re all too grateful to enjoy as barbeque filled bonus day added to our weekends. Swimming pools will be opened for the season, and backyards will be filled with family, friends, food and shenanigans. There is much more to Memorial Day, though, than grilling burgers and hot dogs.
Originally called “Decoration Day,” it was a direct result of the Civil War, and honoring those loved ones lost in battle. The day has evolved into an all-encompassing remembrance to all heroes who have served our great nation. The “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans, “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”
We at MediaMark Spotlight would like to take a moment now to recognize all those service men & women who sacrifice so much for our great nation. These selfless heroes leave us in awe, and inspire every day of the year. Please take a moment this holiday weekend to honor and remember those men & women in your life; they are truly an inspiration.