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Memorial Day 2017

This Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, Pets Loyal 2 Vets will recognize all American military service men and women who have given their lives in defense of our nation. We encourage everyone to set aside time from weekend festivities to acknowledge our debt to them and reflect on the freedom and prosperity we enjoy that these service men and women cannot.

On Monday, take one minute to stand with your countrymen. The “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed in December 2000. It asks that at 3 p.m. local time for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”

Many folks are not aware that this day was first set aside soon after the Civil War to honor veterans who gave their lives fighting for the Union. It gradually became adopted by the former Confederate states after WWI, as the day had come to commemorate all American service members who lost their lives. It became an official US holiday in almost all States in 1971.