A unique moment to honour the deceased.

A moment of silence is an expression used for a period of silent contemplation, reflection, meditation or prayer.

The person conducting the funeral service may ask those gathered to observe ‘a moment of silence’ as a gesture of respect, or to reflect on their memories of the deceased.

During the moment of silence, people often bow their heads, remove their hats, and do not speak or move.  The length of time is not as important, as the action itself.  Traditionally, it would one minute of silence, though any length of time from 5 to 60 seconds is appropriate.

It can also be called a Reflection Time, and you can have soft background music played during this time.

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