If you have someone in your life who served or is currently serving in the US Military make sure to take the time today to thank them for their service.
You may be asking, what is the difference between Veterans Day & Memorial Day? Isn’t it really the same thing? I searched several sources to come up with the best definitions of each.
Memorial Day (or Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the countries armed services. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, was held on May 28, 2018. The holiday was held on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.
Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It is held on the anniversary of the end of World War I to honor US veterans and victims of all wars. It replaced Armistice Day in 1954.
So today we honor our veterans, many of whom, came home from their service very different from the baby-faced young men & women they were when they enlisted. It is our job as fellow Americans to do all we can to make sure that ALL veterans are treated with the love, honor & respect that they deserve. For without these brave men & women our world would be a very different place.