It is already Memorial Day Weekend. Where did the month go. It just flies by…. I thought I would share some facts about what Memorial Day is and why we celebrate it.
Did you know that there is a Difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?
Memorial Day -This Day is observed to Honor the Men and Women who have died while serving in the Military. Particular those who died in battle.
Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day to honor and mourn those who died while serving in the U.S. military. Many volunteers place an American flag on graves of military personnel in national cemeteries.
Poppies and Remembrance
In addition to Memorial Day there were and still are the Passing out of Poppies. Today, Poppies are not only a symbol of loss of life, but also of recovery and recovery of new life, especially in support of the service men and women who survived the war but suffered from physical and psychological injuries long after it ended.
Who Is The Poppy Lady
In November 1918, just after the official end of the war, an American professor named Moina Michael wrote her poem, We Shall Keep The Faith. In her poem, she mentioned wearing the Red Poppy to honor the dead, and with that, the tradition of adorning one’s clothing with a single red poppy and remembrance of those killed in the great war was born Moina herself came to be known-and honored- as The Poppy Lady.
Veterans Day – is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL who served – in Wartime or Peacetime – regardless of whether they died or survived. Veterans Day is always observed officially on November 11, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls.
While Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
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Hope you and your Family have a Wonderful Memorial Day.
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