The Facebook app can randomly select a name from the database of America's war fallen, once the user chooses a war. Alternatively, the user can insert a name themselves if they want to honor someone they personally knew.
Once done, their status will read: “In honor of Memorial Day, I am dedicating my status in remembrance of [name] who was killed in the [war name[. Wherever you are at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, pause for the National Moment of Remembrance.”
The National Moment of Remembrance is at 3 PM local time nationwide. Americans are asked to unite to honor our war dead with a moment of silence.
The Facebook application, which officially went live on Memorial Day, is being promoted on other government and U.S. military Facebook pages including the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Dept. Of Defense, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, the White House and U.S. President Barack Obama.