For the last couple of years I have tried to spread the word about the meaning of Memorial Day and the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. I continue to see people on social media thanking those who serve and have served for their service. When Veterans Day comes around those same people continue to thank those who served. Nothing wrong with thanking them to be sure. We should thank them every day. I have walked up to guys wearing military caps and asked if they served,... when they say yes, I thank them. Total strangers but all have seemed appreciative. People just seem to get confused when it comes to Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember those who died while serving our country in the armed forces.
So while you are trying to save 10% on summer items, standing at the grill flipping burgers or just resting and dreading work on Tuesday, take a minute or two to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that you can confuse the two holidays. And remember their families too.