Memorial Day 2012 with IAVA
May 28 2012
From Arlington National Cemetery to The Presidio to the USS Intrepid, IAVA members and supporters united on the ground this Memorial Day for ceremonies and parades to honor the fallen. In addition to coming together in their local communities, tens of thousands of Americans pledged to #GoSilent at 12:01pm to remember those who have served our country.
Download photos from on the ground.
On behalf of all new veterans, IAVA’s Deputy Policy Director Tom Tarantino of San Anselmo, CA represented at the White House and laid a Wreath of Remembrance before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery. Hundreds of IAVA members and their families also marched in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the American Veterans Center, as well as participated in remembrance ceremonies in New York City, Chicago, Indianapolis, San Francisco and other cities.
In Chicago, IAVA is also hosting another event, a Smart Job Fair, on Wednesday, June 6th. Click here to learn more and to spread the word!
Press & Media
On Memorial Day, SiriusXM stood in solidarity with IAVA to honor the fallen by broadcasting “Taps” as the military call marked its 150th anniversary. The one-minute solemn observance played at approximately 12:00 pm ET across SiriusXM’s wide variety of music, sports, talk and entertainment channels.
Got Your Six, a campaign led by the entertainment industry to create new conversations in America where vets and military families are viewed as both leaders and civic assets, also featured the #GoSilent campaign on their website over the holiday weekend.
- CNN's State of the Union: Marking Memorial Day
- MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show: Honoring our Veterans
- The Daily Beast: On Memorial Day, A Soldier Remembers the Fallen
- NPR Chicago: Life as a Veteran, Then and Now
- Huffington Post: My Memorial Day Plans
- IAVA Spreads #GoSilent Across the Web for Memorial Day
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