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What's the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran's Day?

Arlington Cemetery - PC: Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast Guard (https://www.military.com/memorial-day/its-time-you-know-difference-between-veterans-day-and-memorial-day.html)

Photo taken by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast Guard

Military.com writer, T. T. Robinson, wrote an amazing article outlining the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. In short, Veteran's Day is the day to honor and celebrate all those who serve or have served our country; while Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember all those who have given their lives in the service of our Nation.

While Memorial Day has somehow become the unofficial start of summer in the minds of most Americans, we all need to step back and remember the reason we take the day off of work and school: to honor those who have given their lives for the freedoms we enjoy in this glorious country.

T.T. Robinson offers a few ideas on ways you and I can celebrate and honor our heroes on Memorial Day, namely:

  • Attend a memorial service at a national cemetery.
  • Talk to your friends and family about sacrifice, about service, and about what this three-day weekend really means.
  • Donate to a non-profit that benefits military families who've lost loved ones.
  • Observe the National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 p.m. Monday with a minute of silence.
  • Live our lives with a spirit of gratitude!

At STAND Flagpoles, we honor our Military Families who have served, who do serve, who will serve, and especially those who have selflessly given their lives in our service.

We pledge our allegiance to this great Nation and to the women and men who defend our freedoms. We invite you to do the same.

God bless the USA!

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