Let's be honest for a minute. Most people will confuse Veterans Day and Memorial Day. It's not their fault, especially when the media and Big Box stores announce blow out sales for both days.
So we'll inform you.
Veterans Day honors everyone that has served in the military.
Memorial Day is designated as a day to pay tribute to those who lost their lives serving in the military. It's a day to pay tribute to the Soldier who won't be able to attend their little boys soccer games. A day to honor the Husband who won't be able to see his first child being born. The Daddy who won't be able to walk his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day. It's about the spouse, who on their anniversary sits by themselves remembering the good times they shared. It's about supporting the family of a Fallen Soldier because it's day like Memorial Day that makes it extra difficult to be without them.
It's about remembering that we do still have soldiers on the front lines fighting for our freedoms that soo many of us take for granted and are ungrateful of. It's about remembering that EVERY SINGLE MOMENT could be their last. It is about the men and women that did come home, but the thought of "celebrating" Memorial Day causes them to lock themselves in their homes this weekend because the guilt they feel for coming home safe while their fellow soldier did not. The guilt eats them up.
It is NOT about blow out sales, BBQs, or the biggest parties. So please let's all remember why Memorial Day is special to so many people in our country.
May you all have a safe and special Memorial Day.