Observe National Moment of Remembrance this Memorial Day

Honesdale, PA (May 3, 2022) —Memorial Day is Monday, May 30th. Along with hopes for sunny weather and the respite of a three-day weekend, the staff of the Honesdale VA Outpatient Clinic is asking everyone in our community to take just a moment to reflect on the true meaning of this national holiday. Their request — at 3 p.m. no matter where you are – simply pause for one minute to honor members of the U.S. military who lost their lives in service to our country.

“As a healthcare organization dedicated to caring for returning veterans, we feel it’s equally important to recognize those who did not make it home,” stated Jolene Pryzant, LPN care manager, Honesdale VA Outpatient Clinic, a Wayne Memorial Community Health Center (WMCHC).

Honesdale VA Outpatient Clinic staffers are making efforts to put “The National Moment of Remembrance Act” at the forefront of people’s minds this Memorial Day. The law, signed in December of 2000 by President Bill Clinton, encourages all Americans to pause at 3 p.m. to ensure the sacrifices of our country’s fallen heroes are not forgotten. The time was selected purposefully as it is likely when most people will be enjoying their freedom gathered with family and friends.

“This informal gesture is something we can do in unison as Americans without being in a large group,” stated Janet Erickson, MD, physician at Honesdale VA Outpatient Clinic. “It doesn’t need to be ceremonial – just sincere.”

Przyant said in addition to social media posts and printed flyers, the Honesdale VA Clinic has asked their co-workers across all of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers to wear and distribute campaign buttons with the slogan “Memorial Day, 3 pm, Take a Moment” to bolster awareness and encourage participation.

If you are interested in receiving a free campaign button, please call the Honesdale VA Outpatient Clinic at 570-251-6543. Remember to like and share Wayne Memorial’s Facebook posts about the National Moment of Remembrance to help spread the word.

For more information about the Honesdale VA Outpatient Clinic and the services offered, visit www.wmchc.net.

 

Photo: Staff of the Honesdale VA Outpatient Clinic along with a representative from Wayne County Veterans Affairs are partnering to increase awareness and participation in The National Moment of Remembrance.  Seated, left to right, are: Dr. Janet Erickson, Honesdale VA; Jessica Woodmansee, FNP-BC; Jolene Pryzant, LPN case manager, Honesdale VA and Victoria Wargo, director, Wayne County Veterans Affairs. Standing, Tina Taylor, LPN, Honesdale VA; Dena Curtis, phlebotomist, Honesdale VA; Wynter Newman, administrative director, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers; Rheanon Weston, LPN, Honesdale VA and Rita Leonardo, medical secretary, Honesdale VA.