Join Today’s Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m.

memorialday-2015The Fordyce Letter joins Americans everywhere in honoring the nation’s war dead.

While Memorial Day has become for so many of us an occasion for a three-day getaway or time to fire up the barbecue and picnic with friends, we should not forget the 1.8 million who have fallen winning for us the rights and freedoms and opportunities we enjoy today.

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To emphasize the meaning of the day, in 2000 President Bill Clinton declared 3 p.m. on Memorial Day to be a National Moment of Remembrance. Americans will pause then for one minute “to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all.”

John Zappe is the editor of TLNT.com and a contributing editor of ERE.net. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

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