Mayor Chris Beutler today called on the residents of Lincoln to honor veterans and the armed forces with one minute of silence at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. The National Moment of Remembrance was established by Congress and is observed nationally.
"Taking a minute from our holiday activities to remember those who died in service to our country is a patriotic act of national unity," said Mayor Beutler. "It's a simple tribute all of us can do with our family and friends to honor these heroes who gave their lives for our freedoms. Men and women continue to put their lives on the line around the globe, and we also need to remember the sacrifices being made for our nation every day by those in the military and their families. We honor those sacrifices by doing what we can to support our military, our fellow citizens and our community. "
Mayor Beutler served in the U.S. Army, mostly in Thailand, from 1969 to 1971, rising to the rank of First Lieutenant.