Remembrance Day on May 4
We are working with our smartphone 24 hours a day. We have to keep in touch with friends, keep up with all the popular Netflix series and have a say in the latest internet hype… but not on May 4th. It National Committee 4 and 5 May has been calling for years to put your smartphone aside for two minutes during the National Remembrance Day. With as little distraction as possible, you can take a moment to reflect on the people who have fallen for your freedom.
2 minutes of silence for Remembrance Day
It is usually possible to keep your mouth shut during commemorations, but the temptation is great to sneak a look at your iPhone screen. You can also commemorate while you are playing a game? Well no, says the National Committee on 4 and 5 May. Public transport, radio and TV also pay attention to the Remembrance Day so that you can commemorate with full attention.
Notifications from apps can disturb the silence and tempt you to grab your iPhone anyway. By muting your iPhone, you at least ensure that noises do not disturb your commemoration.
The initiators want you to show respect for the people who died for freedom, by not using your smartphone for 2 minutes. You can know for yourself whether you put the iPhone away, put it on silent or switch it off completely. You can optionally set your iPhone to do not disturb or turn it off completely, so that you do not get vibrations.
Make a call yourself for 2 minutes of silence
If you want to let others know that you are thinking about the Remembrance Day and call them to do the same, you can do so, for example, with a tweet, Instagram or Facebook message. Of course you do this well before 8 p.m.
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