In times divided, we are united in our responsibility to honor the fallen. This Memorial Day weekend, let’s take a few moments to settle our minds and direct thoughts of gratitude to those who died fighting for American ideals and freedoms.

Mindful Memorial Day was inaugurated two years ago by Armor Down, a Washington, DC-based organization dedicated to helping our military service members make a successful transition back to civilian life. Armor Down’s founder, disabled Iraq War veteran Ben King, believes that the traumas created by our wars should not be left to the military alone to solve. To that end, Armor Down actively promotes the increased use of mindfulness techniques to help those still suffering and to provide a unique opportunity for veterans and civilians to unite around their shared practice.

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Armor Down is the organization behind Mindful Memorial Day. Its founder is Iraq War Veteran Ben King. Click here to read more.