Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day

"Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces."

"Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving."

The quotes above is from Wikipedia. 

I have the utmost respect and appreciation for current and former members of our Armed Services. But as Monday went on, I became more and more upset by the many, many posts I saw on the various social media sites, treating Memorial Day as if it were Veterans Day. I am proud of and grateful to the members of my family who served in the military, but since none of them (so far as I know based on my genealogy research) died while serving the country, I did not post any photos of them online. I may well do so on Veterans Day, though.

It is sad and rather odd that so many people don't seem to understand the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Or maybe, in the mad rush of "me too-ism" and the consuming desire to post things online, people just don't care.

1 comment:

Stefanie said...

Interesting viewpoint, Amy. Who knows what ppl are thinking &/or know.