Dear Navy Mutual Members,
Yesterday, amidst the barrage of Memorial Day emails and ads announcing the beginning of summer, I watched a lone soldier walk through Arlington National Cemetery with a backpack full of flags. He walked to each headstone and paused to address it before placing a flag and moving on to the next one.
If you were to visit Arlington today, you would see that the placement of flags perfectly matches the symmetry of the headstones. The solemnity and precision of the actions of those soldiers honored each and every servicemember laid to rest in Arlington and spoke quietly, but powerfully, the words that represent Memorial Day to me: selflessness, service, and sacrifice.
Navy Mutual’s headquarters overlooks Arlington National Cemetery. Every day, when we look out the window, we are reminded of the ultimate sacrifice that so many men and women have made for our country. Those servicemembers and veterans made a promise to protect and defend the United States of America, and they kept that promise.
Navy Mutual was built on a similar promise, to serve those who have answered our nation’s call and be there when military families need us most. It is promise we have kept since 1879 and one that we will continue to keep as long as there are those who remain to answer the call.
Thank you for your Membership with Navy Mutual.
It is an honor to serve,
Rear Admiral Brian E. Luther, USN (Ret.)
President and CEO