The U.S. Institute of Peace solemnly joins the nation in honoring those who have died in service to our country. Memorial Day is an important opportunity to recognize those who gave their lives so that we and others around the world may enjoy the fruits of freedom.
American service members, and other U.S. government personnel, deploy to some of the world’s most challenging conflict zones. We express deep appreciation for the work they do every day and particularly recognize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Their service and commitment inspires us to redouble our efforts to prevent and mitigate violent conflict around the world.