The Arlington Ceremonies
In 2011 Luminous Warrior Sara Salam and Ben King of Armor Down began a discussion about meditating in Arlington Cemetery. Three years later that conversation turned into “The Arlington Ceremonies”.
As part of the Arlington Ceremonies, Luminous Warrior is conducting in-person ceremonies at Arlington Cemetery which is the final resting place for over 878 of the 6,853 (and growing number of) warriors who have fallen since September 11, 2001.
Sara is the first person to conduct a mindful moment of gratitude ceremony at every post 9/11 fallen warrior gravesite at Arlington Cemetery. She was subsequently names Honor Guardian of Arlington Cemetery by the Mindful Memorial Foundation.
Mindful Memorial Day was inaugurated in 2014 by Armor Down, a Washington, D.C.-based Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business dedicated to helping our military service members make a successful transition back to civilian life.
To watch a YouTube video of Ben & Sarah conducting and explaining an Honor Visit, please click here.
If you are a Gold Star Family member, feel free to email Sara to get access to the personal diary videos and pictures she made while conducting the Arlington Ceremonies in 2016-2017. These will be shared with you via Dropbox.
The Bridge Project
The objective of the Bridge Project is to bring together healers and warriors around the shared practice of mindfulness.
The Bridge Project is the brainchild of Armor Down, which actively promotes the increased use of mindfulness techniques to help those still suffering, and provides a unique opportunity for veterans and civilians to unite around a shared practice.
Sara is also also are working collaboratively with Armor Down to bring together healers, veterans and warriors by offering programs for veteran, warrior and healer communities that include sacred ceremonies and shared practices in energy medicine and shamanic healing.
Learn more about The Bridge Project here.