Mindful Memorial Day Foundation
Mindful Memorial Day Foundation (MMDF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Ben King in 2014. Mindful Memorial Day is an observance to honor fallen warriors through mindfulness. Only by devoting our fullest attention to the sacrifices of this generation of warriors can we begin to appreciate their importance to the citizens and institutions they died to protect.
Each Memorial Day weekend, MMDF gathers in the The Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington Cemetery.
We hang yellow ribbons and fallen warrior cards—one for each service member killed in-theater since September 11, 2001.
Volunteers present each visitor with a Fallen Warrior Ribbon in an exchange called a mindful moment of gratitude.
The Bridge Project
Mindfulness-based organizations across the country are encouraged to plan and host MINDFUL MOMENT OF GRATITUDE events each Memorial Day and invite veteran organizations in their communities to participate. These events serve as a BRIDGE to unite healers and warriors around the shared act of honoring the fallen.
For more information about how to create and host a Mindful Moment of Gratitude event in your community, email us at Ben@armordown.com.
We are always recruiting members for The Honor Brigade, our volunteer leadership corps responsible for coordinating The Bridge Project and other Mindful Memorial Day Foundation events and initiatives. Sign up below!