8th TSC Memorial Day Message

By Wynnfred HokeMay 21, 2020

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2020 Memorial Day Holiday Safety Message

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a time to offer tribute to America’s fallen heroes. For more than 150 years, ceremonies have taken place to honor these brave men and women who have gave the ultimate sacrifice. This year, traditional public Memorial Day observance will look different as we continue to battle and defeat COVID 19. However, we encourage all members of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command to employ the necessary safety measures to ensure our servicemen and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice are honored and remembered to the best possible extent.

Additionally, Memorial Day holiday weekend also starts the “Army’s 101 Critical Days of Summer Program.” With warmer weather, Soldiers and their Families would normally take advantage of this time to travel and participate in outdoor recreational activities. As Hawaii’s “Safer-at-Home" mandate begins to lift restrictions on outdoor activities and the reopening of local businesses, we must strive to find ways to protect our Army Family through social distancing and proper hygiene practices. With these measures, we can protect our Soldiers and their Families while maintaining operational readiness and support the national effort to fight COVID 19.

The 8th Theater Sustainment Command team asks you to apply safety into everything you do as you prepare to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Leaders at all levels should conduct safety briefings stressing the importance of discipline and behavior. Remember to never drink and drive and to always wear your safety belt when occupying a vehicle. Ensure you wear the proper personal protective equipment for the activities you are planning to engage in and apply risk management throughout the activity. Both on and off-duty. Looking out for your battle buddies is a key factor in teamwork which also positively reinforces the safety culture within the 8TSC. Lastly, you can find thousands of K.I.S.S. safety tips covering Airports to Zip-lines on the from page of the 8TSC NIPR portal or at https://army.deps.mil/army/sites/8tsc/SpStaff/Safety/SitePages.K.I.S.S%20Tips.aspx.