On Memorial Day next week, all 167 Stater Bros. Supermarkets will participate in the “National Moment of Remembrance.” At 3 p.m. Monday, May 26, every Stater Bros. store manager will make an announcement asking all the customers and employees who are inside the supermarket at that time to pause for 60 seconds to honor those Americans who have died for the nation’s freedoms.
“Memorial Day was originally established to commemorate America’s fallen men and women,” said Jack H. Brown, chairman and CEO of San Bernardino, Calif.-based Stater Bros. and a Navy veteran. “Stater Bros. would like to do our part to remind our customers and employees that this is still a sacred and noble holiday and a time when we can all connect as Americans. Honoring those who defend our nation is part of our company tradition, as the founders of Stater Bros., Cleo, Leo and Lavoy Stater, all served in World War II.”
The annual National Moment of Remembrance was initiated by the No Greater Love organization in 1997 and formally established by an Act of Congress in 2000. The National Moment of Remembrance Act designates 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day each year as the National Moment of Remembrance, in honor of the men and women of the U.S. who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace.