The last Monday in May is a time of remembrance to honor those who died in military service to the United States of America.
Through out our country American flags are placed on military graves as a reminder to all of their final devotion. The main flag in public places is rapidly raised to the top of the pole and ten dipped to half staff position for the remainder of the day as a salute to 'these honored dead.'
In 2000 the Remembrance Law designated 3 P.M. in all time zones to observe a minute of silence in tribute to the fallen heroes.
The festivities of the three day Memorial Day weekend tend to overshadow the serious side of the national holiday. Amid all the fun and games it is first and foremost a day to remember and honor those who gave their lives that we can live in the security of freedom. At 3 P.M. join the nation in a moment of silent prayer to say, "Thank you for your sacrifice."