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Veterans Day and Memorial Day: There Is A Difference!

November 10, 2015

Happy Tuesday, everyone.  My name is Steve.  As part of the quality assurance team here, some of you have talked to me on the phone when you have had questions about our products.  Others know me for my long, rambling and occasionally nonsensical health tips and articles.  Sorry for boring you with American Soldier with dog and childrenwordiness, by the way.  What you probably don’t know is that I’m also a veteran.  Which is why I decided to make this week’s article about the differences between Veterans Day, on November 11th, and Memorial Day celebrated on the last Monday of May.  And yes, they are most definitely different.  Memorial day commemorates those who have given their lives in service to their country and is a day of remembrance.  Veterans Day is the day we honor our troops, and as a veteran, I’d like to add that it’s a great day to buy a vet a beer.  Or you could just say thanks.  We’re not that picky.

 Memorial Day

In late May every year, without fail, one or more people will post messages on my Facebook page thanking me for my service, or sometimes for my “sacrifice”.  It’s always a bit confusing since, as far as I’m aware, I’m still alive.  Some of my friends, however, were not so lucky.  It is for them that Memorial Day is observed.  While most people think of Memorial Day as the official start of summer, it’s real purpose is to honor veterans who lost their lives in service to their country...