Not “Happy” Memorial Day

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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.

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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.

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Here’s a great little article explaining the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/10/living/veterans-day-memorial-day-difference/index.html

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And here’s a beautiful photo essay about Memorial Day:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/memorial-day-2015-honoring-the-fallen-through-photos/ss-BBk8Bfn#image=1

Meaningful, Appreciative Memorial Day to you all today!

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