Veterans Day once Armistice Day is Saturday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day

Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day and Veterans Day all have to do with honoring our military service personnel but they are not at all the same. The days celebrate those “who died wearing the uniform,” those “who are currently wearing the uniform” and those “who have worn the uniform.”

Memorial Day, celebrated on the last Monday in May, is a federal holiday in the United States. It honors those service personnel who died in the service of their country. They died “wearing the uniform.”

The observance began as “Decoration Day” after the Civil War. The graves of those who died in that great conflic...

 

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