In the midst of the barbequing and relaxation of this holiday, Iowans are encouraged to remember the name of this holiday and why they have a freedom-filled day off. Sergeant First Class Christopher Larsen is spokesman for the Army’s 366th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment based in Des Moines.People are asked to observe a minute of silence and remembrance today at 3 P-M, honoring all men and women in uniform who have died while serving our country. Sergeant Larsen says in this first Memorial Day after the September 11th attacks, Americans are finding a renewed sense of patriotism. He says things are closer to home with Iowa’s guardmembers on active duty in the U-S and Afghanistan. Larsen suggests ringing a bell to signify the beginning and end of the National Moment of Remembrance this afternoon at three. For more information, surf to “www.remember.gov”.
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