Go Silent 2023


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.

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Commit to #GoSilent with IAVA on Memorial Day


Share the Message

See sample posts and videos so you can spread the word about #GoSilent.

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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.



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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!



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Our country has an obligation to fulfill its promise to honor and support vets. Make a donation today to help IAVA fulfill its mission to connect, unite, and empower post-9/11 veterans.

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