Memorial Day Moment of Silence at Noon

Port Huron, MI — Memorial Day is an opportunity for Americans to pay respect to the members of our military who lost their lives in service to our country. Even though we can’t gather in large groups or pay tribute with our traditional parades and ceremonies this year, we can all take a moment to stop and reflect on what Memorial Day means to us and our country.

At WGRT, we have two military moms on staff, so it’s natural for us to recognize the significance of this holiday for many families. The act of enlisting in the military, leaving ones family to serve our country, and the discipline required for training and deployments demand a great deal of sacrifice from service members and their families. The uncertainty of military life and the weight of responsibility borne by our service members is tremendous, and the reality that some will give their lives in service is sobering.

This Memorial Day, the staff at WGRT joins in our local moment of remembrance for military members that have fallen in service to our country. We will observe a moment of silence on our station at 12 noon today, and we ask you to join us in reflecting, honoring, and appreciating what those brave men and women sacrificed for our freedom.

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand