What is the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?

Here is a re:blog from a post about Memorial Day I did awhile back.

The Devotional Guy

The Difference Defined

While on the surface, Memorial Day and Veterans Day may look like the same holiday, they are not. They do share a common bond in that they are holidays honoring our military. However, their focus is unique.

The focus of Memorial Day is very specific. On Memorial Day we commemorate those who died while in military service. It is a day to honor the memory of our fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield.

The focus of Veterans Day is broader than that of Memorial Day. On Veterans Day we salute all the people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all United States military veterans. Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving their country.

Memorial Day: A Brief History

Memorial Day is celebrated every year on the last Monday in May. The…

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