Join Today’s Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m.

May 25, 2015

memorialday-2015The Fordyce Letter joins Americans everywhere in honoring the nation’s war dead.

While Memorial Day has become for so many of us an occasion for a three-day getaway or time to fire up the barbecue and picnic with friends, we should not forget the 1.8 million who have fallen winning for us the rights and freedoms and opportunities we enjoy today.

To emphasize the meaning of the day, in 2000 President Bill Clinton declared 3 p.m. on Memorial Day to be a National Moment of Remembrance. Americans will pause then for one minute “to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all.”