Dear RMEF Family,
Memorial Day weekend is finally here! It marks the unofficial beginning of summer and is a time for family and friends to hit the outdoors together or gather on the back deck to enjoy each other’s company.
Memorial Day traces its roots back to the Civil War. It was designed to honor those on both sides of the conflict who died while in defense of their country.
Officially established by Congress in 1971, Memorial Day takes place the last Monday of May as a holiday to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. To them and their families, we owe our never-ending gratitude. They gave the ultimate sacrifice so we may enjoy our many freedoms today.
As an RMEF family, we have many veterans among us—both past and present. Thank you for your selfless service! Your individual and family sacrifices allow us the opportunity to live our lives the way we do today. In the case of the RMEF, it allows us continue our work together to ensure the future of elk, elk country and out hunting heritage.
Enjoy your holiday weekend and please some time to remember what it’s all about.
M. David Allen
President and CEO