American Legion Auxiliary members — proudly serving veterans, the military, and their families for nearly a century — are more than familiar with Memorial Day and the reasons for its observance on the last Monday of May. But did you know Congress passed The National Moment of Remembrance Act as an added way of honoring America’s fallen heroes? Signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton in 2000, the Act declares 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for Americans, in an act of symbolic unity, to have a moment of silence in honor of the men and women of the United States who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace.
View the Statement on Signing the National Moment of Remembrance Act at The American Presidency Project
For nearly a century, The American Legion,
American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion have worked steadfastly, side by
side, promoting patriotism and national security
while supporting youth and advocating for veterans
and active-duty military. The Legion Family also
includes American Legion Riders, a program of
motorcycle enthusiasts. Members join through a
Riders chapter at an American Legion post.
While members of The American Legion Family
are individually unique, collectively we are a
multi-million member powerhouse of caring
advocates dedicated to service. You and
your family can join us! You’ll find that getting
connected to The American Legion Family is one
of the best decisions you’ll ever make.