Memorial Day and Veterans Day: Honoring our Heroes
Every year, Americans all over the world, especially those living in the United States, commemorates the Veterans Day and the Memorial Day. People visit the graves of their loved ones who are part of the celebrations. They practice an ancient custom of decorating the grave of the soldiers with flowers. On various social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, walls, pages, and comments are packed with greetings and commemoration messages to our heroes.
However, while many are celebrating and paying tribute to these unsung heroes, these two different celebrations and tributes are interchangeably understood. Some think of Memorial Day as Veterans Day and vice versa. But what exactly is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day? Here are the specifics on the two most openly confused celebrations.