Memorial Day II:  Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day

The US observes Memorial Day on the last Monday in May -  This year is May 26, 2003
.  We described Memorial Day last year,  but we didnít post Veterans Day on November 11. Here is the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day:

Memorial Day honors soldiers who died in the course of duty.  Veterans Day honors anyone who served in the military, whether living or dead.

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Many people view Memorial Day as the first day of summer, although this is not official.  Likewise, Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer.

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Veterans Day 
See our Letter 63 
< http://www.va.gov/vetsday/ >

<  http://www.vfw.org/amesm/origins.shtml  >



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