To My Delaware National Guard Family,
I encourage you to participate in "The National Moment of Remembrance" on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013 at 3 p.m. local time, wherever you are, by just taking a moment to reflect on and to show honor to our nation's heroes.
A Gallup Poll revealed that only 28% of Americans know the meaning of Memorial Day and most view it as a "day off" rather than a day to connect with our nation's history by honoring those who gave their lives for us. Unite with others and together let's put the "memorial" back in Memorial Day and reclaim this holiday of remembrance by demonstrating gratitude and respect for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation so that others may live in freedom.
Please join me in pausing for a moment in honor of those who died in service to our country.
FRANCIS D. VAVALA
The Adjutant General, Delaware
www.memorialdayfoundation.org/memorials/national-moment-of-remembrance.htmlNational Moment of Remembrance - The Memorial Day Foundation
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