Happy Memorial Day, May 29, 2023!
What is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day honors all those who died in the United States Military while serving their country according to History.com's article "Memorial Day." The original name was "Decoration Day”, and it began following the Civil War. It became an official federal holiday in 1971. "Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades," according to History.com. It is the unofficial start of summer.
Every year on Memorial Day a "National Moment of Remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. It is a time when Americans are asked to stop whatever they are doing at 3 p.m. to pause and reflect for one minute and “remember those who have died in military service to the United States," according to the "Taps Across America" website.
For the fourth year in a row "Taps Across America" will be asking everyone to play "Taps" on their musical instruments at 3 p.m. on their doorstep or balcony on Memorial Day to coincide with the "National Moment of Remembrance" at 3 p.m. Amateurs & professional musicians are encouraged to participate.
For more information about how to participate please go to https://www.tapsforveterans.org/taps-across-america-2023/
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