The Difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day

November 9th, 2011 | Posted by MilitaryGifts in Military Gifts by Holiday

 

Name Difference
Date History Observance
Veterans Day November 11 of each year It is set aside to honor all veterans, both living and dead.It was first called Armistice Day, to celebrate the day when WWI was ended with the signing of an armistice on November 11, 1918. 1. Veterans Day National Ceremony2. Federal government holiday observance3. National Veterans Awareness Week. The resolution calls for educational efforts directed at elementary and secondary school students concerning the contributions and sacrifices of veterans.
Memorial Day Last Monday in May Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. 1. Local springtime tributes to the Civil War dead already had been held in various places.2. The “birthplace” of Memorial Day is Waterloo,N.Y.3. Memorial Day ceremonies were being held on May 30 throughout the nation4. Many families to decorate the graves of all departed loved ones.

5. Small American flags were placed on each grave

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