Memorial Day is a time when many of us gather with friends and family to enjoy the start of summer. More importantly, this is a time to reflect on the true meaning of this special holiday: remembering the brave men and women of the Armed Forces who have given their lives in service to our country. Their sacrifices allow us to enjoy the rights, liberties and freedoms that are the bedrock of America. TIAA joins all Americans in remembering these servicemen and women and acknowledging how their actions enable us to live the lives we do so freely in our country.
I would also like to express my deepest gratitude to the many TIAA employees and retirees who are current and former servicemen and women. We appreciate your courage and the sacrifices you have made through your commitment to protecting our country and securing our freedom.