The National Moment of Remembrance is an annual event that asks Americans, wherever they are at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, to pause for a duration of one minute to remember those who have died in military service to the United States.

The time 3 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when most Americans are enjoying time off from work for the national holiday. The Moment was first proclaimed in May 2000 for Memorial Day that year, and was put in law by the United States Congress in December 2000.

Taps Across America intends to promote the sounding of Taps at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day. Join us by registering at our sister site,

Get Involved

Register with Taps Across America. Registration is open.

Make sure you practice Taps. You can download the music  at

Find a good location of your choosing.

Tell your neighbors and friends, and ask them to participate by observing a moment of silence at 3 pm.

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