Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer. Many of us head to the mountains, rivers, lakes or woods to spend time together as family and friends. Others stay closer to home for picnics, barbecues and other family and community functions.
The changing of the seasons (and the changing of the weather) is worth celebrating but let us also remember why we have this holiday weekend.
Memorial Day is sacred in that it is set aside as a day to remember, honor and revere those who died while serving in defense of our country. To them and their families, we owe our eternal gratitude. They gave the ultimate sacrifice.
As a RMEF family, we have many veterans among us—both past and present. Thank you for your dedicated service! Your individual and family sacrifices allow us to live our lives the way we do today. For many of us, that means the opportunity to appreciate and cherish our wildlife and our wild lands.
Enjoy your holiday weekend and please pause to remember what it’s all about.
M. David Allen
President and CEO