It’s pretty embarrassing. The way we seem to get the holidays connected to our military all mixed up. It’s about 4:30 on MEMORIAL DAY 2015, and I have already heard at least half a dozen folks yelling “HAPPY Memorial Day!” Or, as happened a few minutes ago, a sincere man coming up to Robert and me–and shaking the hand of Robert (retired Army), exclaiming, “Thank you for your service!” And while good-natured, neither response is actually appropriate.
Memorial Day, of course, is a day set aside for paying tribute to and remembering, with thanksgiving, all those who gave their lives while serving our country in the military.
Here’s a great little article explaining the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day:
And here’s a beautiful photo essay about Memorial Day:
Meaningful, Appreciative Memorial Day to you all today!