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Memorial Day 2015, Lest We Forget AP by   DAVID WEBB 24 May 2015 495 The easiest way to pay a debt of gratitude is with respect and commemoration. On Memorial Day, remember to pause for a minute of silent honor at 3 PM, local time. Memorial Day is still officially known as Decoration Day. It is a day to remember those who have died in all of our wars. There are many commemorations across America and in our territories. Do most Americans really know and act appropriately on Memorial Day — or has it just become the unofficial start of summer? One man, Paul Monti, father of SFC Jared Monti, the first recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroism in Afghanistan demonstrates yearly his devotion to the day’s true meaning. After a four-year battle to decorate the bare graves on this day of commemoration, Mr. Monti will with the help of many patriotic Americans place over 62,000 flags at the National Veterans Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts. A.