Monday, May 30, 2016

In 2000, then-President Bill Clinton ordered a National Moment of Remembrance on all Memorial Days at 3pm:

“As Memorial Day approaches, it is time to pause and consider the true meaning of this holiday. Memorial Day represents one day of national awareness and reverence, honoring those Americans who died
while defending our Nation and its values. While we should honor these heroes every day for the profound contribution they have made to securing our Nation’s freedom, we should honor them especially on Memorial Day.

In this time of unprecedented success and prosperity throughout our land, I ask that all Americans come together to recognize how fortunate we are to live in freedom and to observe a universal “National Moment of Remembrance” on each Memorial Day. This memorial observance represents a simple and unifying way to commemorate our history and honor the struggle to protect our freedoms.

Accordingly, I hereby direct all executive departments and agencies…to promote a “National Moment of Remembrance” to occur at 3 p.m. (local time) on each Memorial Day.”


  • A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in West Africa

    The New York Times | 05/30/2016

  • UNC system says it won't enforce transgender restroom rules

    The Charlotte Observer | 05/27/2016

  • UNC asks the state attorney general to pay for private lawyers in fight over transgender ‘bathroom law’

    The Washington Post | 05/27/2016

  • How To Fix A Graduation Rate Of 1 In 10? Ask The Dropouts

    nprEd | 05/28/2016

  • Teachers close to getting $3M pay bump in Asheville, Buncombe from local tax dollars

    The Asheville Citizen-Times | 05/28/2016

  • Cap on out-of-state students costs UNC millions

    WRAL | 05/28/2016


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