10 Ways to Honor Our Fallen Heroes This Memorial Day 1. Pause for a moment of silence at 3 PM your local time for the National Moment of
10 Ways to Honor Our Fallen Heroes This Memorial Day
1. Pause for a moment of silence at 3 PM your local time for the National Moment of Remembrance. The Moment of Silence Every Memorial Day is at 3 p.m. local time, whether you’re at home, at a parade or in the middle of a speech, please take a moment to observe the National Moment of Remembrance. For just one full minute, Americans everywhere should pause to remember all the men and women who died in service to our country.
2. Show your patriotism by flying your American flag. The formal ritual is for the flag to hang at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day and then raised to the top for the rest of the day.
3. Visit a military cemetery or war memorial.
5. Wear a red poppy or place them in your home. According to history.com, this tradition originated from a World War 1 poem about a brigade surgeon who once saw the bright red flowers growing on a ravaged battlefield. A tradition developed to wear the flower to commemorate the sacrifice so many made while fighting for their country.
6. Tell a story or share a photo on social media about a friend or family member that made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
7. Call, text, or visit someone that has lost a soldier. Celebrate the memory of this hero.
8. Donate to a charity that supports military families. Here are some examples. Or send A Care Package to Members of Armed Forces. We all love to receive care packages, so why not recognize fallen soldiers by caring for those currently serving.
9. Go to a Memorial Day parade.
10. Be thankful for our fallen soldiers and extend your thoughts and prayers for their families.
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