Some get confused between Memorial day and Veterans day, but there is a difference. On Veteran’s day we honor all veterans, those living and those who fell.
On Memorial, or Decoration day as it was previously known and as President Ronald Reagan preferred to call it, we honor those who have fallen. We honor them by visiting their graves, their monuments, and we decorate their graves with memorabilia and flowers. Decoration day was created by order in 1868 to honor those who fell in the civil war. Here is Ronald Reagan speaking:
One thought on “Memorial Day”
We should honor our fallen on Memorial Day and remember that they
gave their lives so that we could enjoy our freedoms. I have served and
walked on the blood soaked ground, I have seen men cry and cried
with them. I have seen the young faces with the fear and also the anger
of having to face death. We who chose to go made that decision to
protect this nation, in doing so, we took an oath and it was not written
that we would die honoring that oath but we knew that it was part of the contract that we signed. The men and women who have given their lives
for this nation should always be remembered for giving their all and we
cannot ask for more…
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