From the Desk of the President: Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day


May 30, Memorial Day, is a day to honor those who have died while serving in the military. Following the Civil War, a nation divided recognized and honored their dead; Decoration Day honored the Union dead while the Confederate Memorial Days honored fallen Confederate soldiers. From these separate days grew Memorial Day as a single day to honor all of our fallen heroes.

Throughout our nation’s history, a history founded upon conflict, the men and women of our military have served with honor and have not hesitated to answer the call to serve our country. Many have paid the price of defending our country and our way of life with their lives.

NFFE honors the memory of the thousands of men and women who have died in service to our nation. We honor their spirit, selfless dedication and devotion to honor, to mission and to country. Despite all of the differences our citizens have on the many issues our nation faces, when it comes to maintaining a strong and free nation, we are a people united.

Please take a moment on Monday, May 30 to reflect on our fallen brothers and sisters in uniform, and offer a prayer for all of the brave men and women who continue to serve and defend our nation.