A moment of silence on Memorial Day
In 2000, Congress enacted the National Moment of Remembrance to further honor American fallen war heroes. All citizens are asked to pause for one minute at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day in memory of those who sacrificed their lives in service to our country.
In our Five Towns community, Chief of Department John C. McHugh of the Volunteer Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department has taken a leadership role in spreading the word about this meaningful pause for remembrance. The LCFD firehouse will sound a special non-emergency siren at 3 p.m. to signal the start of the moment of silence. Other local fire companies are being asked to participate with their own sirens/signals.
All residents are encouraged to spread the word and observe this newly created poignant expression of appreciation and community solidarity. McHugh, 4th-generation firefighter, said, “The goal is to spark a yearly local, regional, and national tradition.”