Can you #GoSilent for one minute on Memorial Day to honor those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation?
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America hopes you will.
The eighth annual #GoSilent campaign encourages Americans to pledge one full minute of silence at 3 p.m. local time on May 27 in honor of the 35 service members who lost their lives in overseas conflicts over the past year and for the countless others who have died while serving the country.
"#GoSilent is an opportunity to bring our entire community together for one moment, and to express thanks to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice," said IAVA CEO Jeremy Butler. "We have the rest of the weekend to celebrate the coming of summer. We owe it to our community to take this one minute to remember."
Thousands of people across the nation have participated in #GoSilent over the past eight years, including celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Sara Jessica Parker, Russel Crowe, and Wes Moore.
Take the pledge to #GoSilent at iava.org/go-silent.