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Memorial Day Observed

Saint Paul College will be closed Monday, May 28, 2012 in honor of Memorial Day (Observed). We want to honor and remember all those men and women who have lost their lives while serving our nation in the military, and express our gratitude for safeguarding our liberty. There are several Minnesota War Memorials nearby the College in the Minnesota State Capitol grounds, including the Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Minnesota Korean Veterans Memorial, and the World War II Memorial.
 
All Americans are encouraged to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation as part of the National Moment of Remembrance.
 
About The National Moment of Remembrance:
To ensure the sacrifices of America ’s fallen heroes are never forgotten, in December 2000, the U.S. Congress passed and the president signed into law “The National Moment of Remembrance Act,” P.L. 106-579, creating the White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance. The commission’s charter is to “encourage the people of the United States to give something back to their country, which provides them so much freedom and opportunity” by encouraging and coordinating commemorations in the United States of Memorial Day and the National Moment of Remembrance. The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada states: “It’s a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.” From the History of Memorial Day
 
One of the largest tributes in the Twin Cities area will be the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery on May 28, 2012, at 10:00am.