This three-day weekend is about more than barbecues, blockbusters and the beach. It’s about remembering those who served. More than a million American fighting men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice, and in doing so, have made possible our freedoms, our values, our very existence. Memorial Day should be a time of some reflection on our debt to all those Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen who have given their lives defending us.
A few years ago Congress passed the National Moment of Remembrance Act. It asked Americans to pause for one minute at 3:00 p.m. local time and think about those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
All of us at CaulkWarmer hope you will join with us at 3:00 today. It may seem like a small gesture, but it’s a way to, however briefly, keep faith with those heroes and maintain a tradition worth keeping.
We can still enjoy our holiday, but we should never ignore or forget its deeper meaning.