Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, Cohen Veterans Network (CVN), a national network of mental health clinics for post-9/11 veterans, service members and their families, is encouraging Americans to remember those who have served and died. As we honor the fallen, we also raise awareness of the complexities of grief for those they left behind and share ways for all Americans to show support for the bereaved.

Do you know the true meaning of Memorial Day?

For many, Memorial Day weekend has become the unofficial start to summer, often celebrated with barbecues and vacations but Cohen Veterans Network urges Americans to remember the true meaning of the day. Memorial Day is to honor and remember those who have served in the military and died. Memorial Day is different from Veterans Day (honor those who have served) and Armed Forces Day (thank those who are currently serving).


Raise awareness about the meaning of Memorial Day.

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Learn ways to honor the fallen.

CVN offers ideas on how to commemorate Memorial Day and support our military community.

Ways to Support

Talk to your kids about Memorial Day.

Get the “Learning About Memorial Day” guide for kids to help teach children what Memorial Day is and why it’s so important.

Download our Guide for Kids

Be there for those grieving.

When someone suffers a loss, there tends to be a burst of support in the beginning which dissipates over time. But there is no time limit to grief.

Learn How to Support a Loved One

Healing from loss can be a difficult process to go through alone. CVN provides accessible, high-quality mental health care to veterans, service members, and military families at Cohen Clinics across the United States.

Learn more about how CVN helped Renee after she lost her husband

Supporting Military Families

For families and loved ones of those who have served and died, Memorial Day is every day. CVN is here to help.