Veterans Group To Observe Minute Of Silence For Fallen Servicemembers On Memorial Day

NEW YORK, NY — Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, on May 19, launched its sixth annual #GoSilent digital activation campaign to ensure that all Americans remember the true meaning of Memorial Day.

IAVA, the leading Post-9/11 veterans empowerment organization, is inviting participants across the nation to pledge online to observe a full minute of silence in honor of fallen American servicemembers.

According to IAVA, the #GoSilent campaign creates a shared, nationwide experience of memorialization, starting at 3:00 PM ET on May 29. For the next few weeks, people can sign up at IAVA.org to participate. They can recognize a friend, family member, grandparent, someone they’ve never met, or just recommit to being a part of the action.

On Memorial Day, coordinated with the National Moment of Silence, as thousands of IAVA supporters #GoSilent worldwide, IAVA’s Allison Jaslow, a combat veteran herself, will also lay a wreath before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the fallen on behalf of IAVA members everywhere. Following the ceremony, IAVA members from across America will walk together in unity to Section 60 of the Cemetery, to pay respect to many of those lost in Iraq and Afghanistan.

IAVA said nearly 10,000 people participated in the groundbreaking activation effort last year. High profile participants included Norman Lear, JR Martinez,Carey Lohrenz, Brian Stelter, and Wes Moore, and #GoSilent has been featured by CNN and Fox News.

IAVA encourages all Americans to take the #GoSilent pledge at iava.org/go-silent, or read more at https://iava.org/press-release/gosilent-digital-campaign-to-honor-fallen-troops-on-memorial-day/

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