2 Minutes Of Silence For Vets: What Do You Think?

Published November 9, 2010

Every year, on Yom Hazikaron, Israel comes to a standstill for two minutes to honor fallen soldiers and victims of the Holocaust. It’s a haunting sight.

The observance so moved a couple of brothers from Weston, writes Globe columnist Kevin Cullen, they’re waging a campaign to bring a similar event to the United States.

Danny and Michael Bendetson have gotten Rep. Barney Frank and Sen. Scott Brown to co-sponsor their cause. But as one commenter writes on one of the many YouTube videos of the observance:

thats really cool. nobody has enough respect in America to just stop what they are doing on memorial day

Would Americans have the respect, the patience, to stop what they’re doing for two minutes and honor service members? Would you?