Honoring Our Fallen Heroes
On the most unusual Memorial Day anyone can imagine, we need to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Memorial Day weekend looks a little different this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even in places like Ventura County, which has the lowest number of infections in Southern California, large gatherings are still prohibited. So, this year’s backyard barbecue might be smaller than last year’s.
However you may mark the unofficial start of Summer this year, there’s one more thing you need to do today regardless of how you spend the rest of today’s holiday.
At 3 pm local time, regardless of your time zone, please be sure to celebrate the National Moment of Remembrance.
The National Moment of Remembrance was established in 2000 “in honor of the men and women of the United States who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace.”
After all, when this pandemic is over and each of us returns to enjoying the freedom, the liberty and the pursuit of happiness mentioned in our Declaration of Independence, but none of it would be possible without the sacrifices made by the men and women who died in the pursuit of freedom.
Put another way, whatever you’re doing this afternoon might not have been possible without those sacrifices.
So, today, we are a grateful American nation despite our current circumstances.