One Hundred Fourteenth Congress of the United States of America
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday, the fourth day of January, two thousand and sixteen
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
To amend title 36, United States Code, to encourage the nationwide observance of two minutes of silence each Veterans Day.
This Act may be cited as the
Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act.
Observance of Veterans Day
Two minutes of silence
Chapter 1 of title 36, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
The President shall issue each year a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe two minutes of silence on Veterans Day in honor of the service and sacrifice of veterans throughout the history of the Nation, beginning at—
3:11 p.m. Atlantic standard time;
2:11 p.m. eastern standard time;
1:11 p.m. central standard time;
12:11 p.m. mountain standard time;
11:11 a.m. Pacific standard time;
10:11 a.m. Alaska standard time; and
9:11 a.m. Hawaii-Aleutian standard time.
The table of sections for chapter 1 of title 36, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:
145. Veterans Day.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate