Don’t Confuse Memorial Day With Veterans Day
Here's some ground rules for this weekend, Memorial Day Weekend.
Don't confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans and is observed in November.
It's hard to miss all the sales on clothing, pools, cars and more but don't lose the spirit of the day. Make sure you raise a glass, have a moment of silence and honor those servicemen and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Don't spend the day sleeping in or having a yard sale. Spend some time visiting a cemetery and reflecting on what our soldiers went through for our freedom.
Don't wish anyone a Happy Memorial day; It's not a holiday, it's a day of remembrance.
In 1868, Gen. John Logan declared the day for “the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.”
[Thank You Neal Cook and Military1.com for inspiration]