As we begin the unofficial start of summer, please take a moment to pause from your normal activities and honor those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation.
The "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution, passed on Dec 2000, 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."
In case you want to see some data, here are the numbers through 2006.
Since that report, we have lost another 997 of our men and women, as of May 23d.
Taking a moment or two to remember is the least that we can do.