DCUC recognizes Memorial Day

WASHINGTON, DC (May 25, 2023) — The Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) prides itself on “speaking military.” For the past sixty years, DCUC’s mission has remained centered on championing the interests of its member credit unions dedicated to serving those who serve our country. With Memorial Day quickly approaching, DCUC recognizes the importance of this historic holiday and urges others to reflect on its true meaning during the upcoming extended weekend.

Memorial Day is a special holiday paying tribute to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that our great Nation and its citizens may continue to enjoy freedoms and liberties without the threat of war, invasion, and further loss of life. DCUC President/CEO Anthony Hernandez shares a special tradition involving the American Flag that can be incorporated in observance of Memorial Day.

“A simple way we can honor our fallen servicemembers is by including our children and grandchildren in the tradition of flag detail,” says Hernandez. “On the morning of Memorial Day, quickly raise the American Flag to the top of the flagpole, then slowly lower it to half-mast. This is to honor the fallen servicemembers who died for our country over the years. At noon, raise the flag to full height to symbolize the resolve of those still living to continue fighting for our freedoms. Through this tradition, we can demonstrate our gratitude while also encouraging others’ understanding of why this holiday is recognized every year.”

DCUC welcomes all to view and share its  “Honor and Remember” video. This special production is one of the many ways DCUC says thank you to our Nation’s military and veterans.

The Honorable Rodney Hood, NCUA Board Member and host of the CU Capital Markets Symposium, and Anthony Hernandez, DCUC president/CEO. Photo provided by The Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC).

Jim Hayes, president/CEO State Employee Credit Union (SECU), Jan Roche, president/CEO State Department FCU, and Anthony Hernandez, DCUC president/CEO. Photo provided by The Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC).

About Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC)

The Defense Credit Union Council is the trusted resource for credit unions on all military and veteran matters. By maintaining a close and constant liaison with the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, and NCUA, the Council champions the interests of credit unions serving our military and veteran communities by coordinating policy, procedures, and legislation impacting morale and welfare, financial readiness, and the delivery of quality financial products and services. Organized in 1963, the Council’s membership is comprised of more than 180 credit unions with over 37 million members. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact DCUC at


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