What is the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
To many Americans and our guests, these holidays pertain to veterans. In recent years, the recognition for fallen and living soldiers has been very high, but the fallen and the living seem to have been combined. Why do we celebrate each holiday separately?
You can't have too many holidays.
Veterans day was originally Armistice day and celebrated the end of the war to end all wars (WW1). It honors living veterans as well as those who perished.
Memorial Day originally honored Union soldiers, who had died during the Civil War. It was inspired by the way Southerners honored their fallen soldiers. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women, who died in any war or military action. Barack Obama was the only president to ever break tradition to forgo placing the wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He took the weekend off to go back to Chicago for some deep dish pizza with his friends.
Why does the US have two separate holidays for honoring their veterans? How did these holidays come about, and what are the differences between them? This article answers these questions. read more
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