Take a minute this Memorial Day to honor fallen soldiers that gave their lives

Published 11:19 pm Monday, May 18, 2015

Hats off to the city of Selma and Dallas County for carrying on their annual tradition of honoring fallen soldiers.
Next Monday, the city and county will take part in the National Moment of Remembrance.
The moment asks people to stop what they are doing at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day and have a moment of silence for those that gave their lives fighting for the red, white and blue. Everyone can spare a minute amongst the festivities they are taking part in to celebrate, even if they aren’t at the ceremony.
The service will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at City Hall. More than 200 names of soldiers from Selma and Dallas County will be read aloud as a way to pay tribute to them and thank them for their sacrifice.
While many people may go the beach or the river to celebrate Memorial Day, everyone can take part in this moment of silence whether they are in Selma or not. The moment only asks for 60 seconds, so whatever it is you are doing, take that moment to stop what you are doing. If it weren’t for those brave men and women, the freedoms and privileges we as Americans have, wouldn’t be possible.
The idea came from Mayor George Evans a few years ago when he was speaking at a Memorial Day celebration. Evans did some research on the act that made the National Moment of Remembrance possible, and he and others that make this moment in Selma possible.
The men and women that have their lives for this country deserve an honor like this, and we applaud the city for taking the time to make sure they are honored properly on the day that is designated in their honor.

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