Did you know…
We celebrate Memorial Day as a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. In contrast, Veterans Day honors all who have served. 1.1 million Americans have died in all the nation’s wars.
At Arlington National Cemetery, three unknown servicemen are buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Memorial Day is observed with the laying of a wreath at the Tomb, which is guarded by the U.S. Army 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation.