On Memorial Day, The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetary at 12:01 EDT. They are asking for the country to make a pledge to also “Go Silent” at the same time and take a silent moment to honor those who have died in battle.
As news around the veterans community continues to dominate the airwaves, we want to take a step back and remind everyone that Memorial Day is coming up this weekend.
Memorial Day is one of the most important and moving days for our community every year. It is a solemn holiday, remembering the many brave men and women that have fought for our country that we have now lost.
But for so many Americans, Memorial Day has become just another three-day weekend, filled with barbecues and department store sales and signifying the start of summer. That’s why we have set out to remind America what Memorial Day is all about – and that is why we will be encouraging everyone to take one minute out of their day to #GoSilent.
At 12:01pm EDT, to coincide with IAVA member Ann Weeby laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, we want every American to pledge to stop what they’re doing for 60 seconds and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
So please send this to your friends and family across the country and pause with us for a national moment of silence to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
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IAVA Go Silent Campaign