Webb wants to establish two minutes of silence on Veterans DayA moment of silence? To honor veterans?
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Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., wants the nation to observe two minutes of silence every Veterans Day.
Here’s a release from his office:
Senator Jim Webb today joined a bipartisan group of House and Senate members in announcing legislation to establish a two-minute moment of silence on Veterans Day.
“This legislation renews a tradition that began after World War One, when the citizens of many countries would observe a moment of remembrance on the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month — the moment the Armistice was signed,” said Webb. “It is an appropriate gesture to honor those who serve and have served.”
The “Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act” would direct the President to issue a proclamation every year calling on Americans to observe a two-minute moment of silence at exactly 2:11 Eastern time on Veterans Day, which is celebrated on November 11th. [link]
Shouldn't that be directed to Memorial Day? To honor the fallen?
On Veterans Day we should - and do - shout our gratitude to those who, over the centuries, shouldered arms and marched off to protect us from harm.
Not this thankful American.
Millions of men and women were - are - willing to give their last full measure of devotion in order to secure and maintain our freedom. For them, hold that banner high. Sing their praises.
At the top of your lungs.
They deserve no less.