Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Difference Between Memorial Day and Veterans Day

One of the blog topics I have had written down but seem to never have gotten around to posting. Does this happen to anyone else?Anyway I mean to post about our Memorial Day weekend and such. I have seen so many people confusing Memorial Day with Veterans Day. There is a difference! Big difference people. To make it short and sweet Memorial Day is to recognize fallen soldiers who lost their lives protecting our freedom. Veterans Day is a day to give thanks and recognize all soldiers. Anyways that was big pet peeve of mine this year because I seen so many signs saying Happy Memorial Day, thank you to all serving. In my opinion that should be for Veterans Day not Memorial Day. 


Directly from the site http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetday_faq.asp
Q. What is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?
A. Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty.

Moving on from my rant...We spent the morning at a ceremony for Memorial Day. My step son is part of the community band so he got to play at this event. Yes we are proud of him. He has played only in two community events so far. They do not seem to have a big need for a community band in this area. Anyways I wanted to share some pictures that my significant other and myself captured on this Memorial Day morning. 












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7 comments:

  1. Nice post and great photos! I think it's important to make the distinction between the two holidays.

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    1. Thank and I think it is important as well.

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  2. As a veteran , and the niece of a 17 yr old man who gave his life for his country in 1943, I think it's OK to mix up the two days... On Veterans Day we honor veterans, and remember in our hearts those who died serving. On Memorial Day we remember those who sacrificed all, and pray it will not happen to those who serve.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and making a comment. I love getting them.

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  4. Great article! really loved it! :)

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    1. Thanks for reading Jess! I appreciate the share too.

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