What's the difference between memorial day and veterans day?

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  • sepia
    Lv 7
    1 year ago
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    Memorial Day vs Veterans Day. Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day are closely related to each other in that people often interchange these two holidays and usually mistake or mix the celebrations together. Both Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day are tied with the celebrations that honor the military personnel who gave their service and duty to the country.

    Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11.

    Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, was held on May 28, 2018. The holiday was held on May 30 from 1868 to 1970. It marks the unofficial start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

  • 1 year ago

    These days..........they're mostly excuses for stores to have sales.

  • 1 year ago

    Memorial Day is 1 July in Newfoundland, to honour veterans, and those who died. However, as they joined Canada, and 1 July is Canada Day, they really don't celebrate it much anymore.

    There is no Vetran's Day.

    There is, however, Remembrance Day, where we remember those who gave their lives in war. That is this Sunday, November 11th - and will be the 100th anniversary of the ending of WWI. Many honour veterans on this day as well, but, the true intent is to honour the war dead.

  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Memorial Day was to honor the people who fought in the War Between the States*; Veterans' Day was to honor the veterans of WWI. Both got stretched to honor all veterans.

    I refuse to call it the Civil War; war is not civil.

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  • 1 year ago

    Veteran's Day is a holiday because it is when the pea e treaty that ended World War 1 was signed. Congress did ot ratify the treaty until 1918. My mother was a WW1 baby.

  • 1 year ago

    Ones for barbecuing and the other for steak dinner

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Mem' day is for the deceased. Vet' day is for the living.

    To honor our military folk.

  • Ron
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    One honors those that have died in service, the other honors those that serve. Veterans day was originally Armistice day

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