Veteran’s Day

I’m confused.

I grew up understanding that there were two “war” holidays – Memorial Day and Veterans Day. I thought that Memorial Day was the sad, somber holiday set aside to remember the war dead, and that Veterans Day was a more celebratory occasion meant to thank and honor those who served – and continue to serve – in the armed forces.

Am I wrong? Because I’m seeing an awful lot of Arlington Cemetery today.

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2 responses to “Veteran’s Day

  1. As an ex-band member all I can say is, we played taps a lot for both. When you honor their service and so many die while serving…

  2. That’s how I always understood it. Why have two separate holidays otherwise?

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