Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, will be held on May 28, 2018. The holiday was held on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.
Presidential Proclamation No. 7315 of May 26, 2000 (65 Fed. Reg. 34907) proclaimed Memorial Day, May 29, 2000, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and designated 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as the time to join in prayer and to observe the National Moment of Remembrance
On Memorial Day, I honor
Major Dwayne Williams, who perished on September 11, 2001 in the Pentagon.
Staff Sergeant Lillian Clamens, who perished on October 10, 2007 in Iraq
and Sergeant First Class John J. Tobiason, who perished on November 28, 2007.
Who will you honor at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day 2018 during the National Moment of Remembrance?
Angela M. Odom
Colonel, US Army Retired
Author of "Bronco Strong: A Memoir of the Last Deployed Personnel Services Battalion". I wrote this book to ensure that SSG Clamens and SFC Tobiason's stories would be acknowledged and forever remembered.