On Monday, May 29, Americans will celebrate Memorial Day. Each year, on the last Monday of the month, this holiday rolls around and is highly anticipated for many reasons. Many enjoy the day with family and friends, spending time outdoors and embracing the returning summer weather. What gets often overlooked in the excitement is the purpose of the holiday, which is to remember and honor the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have sacrificed their lives to protect and defend our freedom. Read more about the history and purpose of this special day in this article from The History Channel.

Thank you to all of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, past and present. Ecumen honors you!