This Memorial Day, remember to Honor the Fallen.
#GoSilent with IAVA at 3:00 PM local time.
This Memorial Day, at 3PM local time, IAVA will #GoSilent in honor of America’s servicemembers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Gather your friends and family across the country and pause with us for a national moment of silence to honor those who have sacrificed so much.
Take the pledge
Commit to #GoSilent with IAVA on Memorial Day
Share the Message
See sample posts and videos so you can spread the word about #GoSilent.
Share Your Voice
Let them know you care! Contact your representatives in Washington to voice your support for the Major Richard Star Act and other IAVA priorities.
Join Us in Paying Tribute
Thank you for joining us to #GoSilent to honor the fallen this Memorial Day. IAVA’s annual #GoSilent campaign is about raising awareness and recognition for our nation’s heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
This year IAVA especially wants to remind America of those who lost their lives during the Global War on Terror (GWOT). In a war that continues to be waged to this day, GWOT has killed more than 7,000 U.S. troops across more than two decades – every one of them volunteers.
We encourage you to take the pledge to incorporate a moment of pause and recognition on May 29th at 3PM local time and help spread the word to remind the nation about what this day truly represents. We developed this toolkit to support your efforts in paying tribute to our incredible veterans and their families on your personal and organizational social media channels.
TAKE THE PLEDGE
#GOSILENT with IAVA
“… all who made it ‘home’ then died due to lack of services & support stateside.”
“… all those who cannot enjoy the freedoms they fought for because they gave all in service to their country.”
“… all the Vietnam soldiers who died.”
“… all those who fought for the freedoms my family enjoys today. RIP. You won’t be forgotten.”
“… my brothers who can’t finish their American Dream.”
“… my dad (Korean War vet) & my brother (who didn’t come home from Nam).”
“… all who have seen the end of war…. Rest easy at Fiddler’s Green brothers!”
“… all those soldiers who have died for their country in these wars… including those who came home and lost their lives due to the trauma of war!”
“… those who stood up and said, ‘I will go for you’.”
“… all the men and women who have selflessly put themselves in harms way to keep us free!”
“… those I couldn’t bring home.”
“… all the veterans and those still fighting the battle at home.”
“… all of those that gave the ultimate sacrifice.”
“… the 20 veterans who will die by suicide today, and every day.”
“… all of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to this country. We must never forget what they gave in order to preserve the freedoms that we too easily take for granted.”
“… those lost to their invisible injuries after serving.”
“… all who, at some point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to “The United States of America” for an amount up to and including their life.”
“… SSGT Wesley Black.”
“… the 22-a-day. We must do better!”
RAISE AWARENESS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
With the help of social media, our collective silence makes a powerful statement of support and remembrance. Click below to access IAVA’s #GoSilent social media toolkit. Make sure your networks are invited to participate, and ask them to #GoSilent with you!