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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day: A Day of Honor, Memory & Tribute

Dear RMEF Family,

This is a big weekend for Americans all across the country. It marks the unofficial start of summer but, of course, it is much, much more than that. Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day.

I hope we all pause to remember and honor those who died while serving our great country. Did you know Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day? You can trace its roots back to the 1860s when it commemorated both Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. When the 20th century rolled around, Americans used Memorial Day to honor all Americans who died while serving in the military.

We have many veterans among our ranks—family members; friends; RMEF volunteers, staffers and members. Our thoughts and thanks go out to each of them and their families. Their sacrifices opened the door to the freedoms we enjoy; freedoms that allow us to do the things we do on a daily basis as individuals and as an organization.

To all our vets, both present and those who since passed on, we offer our sincere gratitude. 


M. David Allen
RMEF President/CEO

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