Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day
This shouldn't be too hard, but inevitably, every year, folks on social media or in real life confuse the two nonetheless. Veterans Day is a day designed to honor and support people who are alive who served in our military. Memorial Day is about commemorating those killed in combat.
But that's not all...
It's also worth mentioning that plenty of veterans also honor their fellow soldiers who've also died, too. The writer and retired veteran Lt. Col. Robert Bateman once explained why:
I like to spell it Veteran's Day. That apostrophe, the possessive, feels right. We, the dumbasses that wear or wore uniforms, own it. We went to war—for you, for us, for a whole host of reasons. Some of those reasons may be right, some no doubt wrong, but in the end they all carried one unifying principle.
We signed up because we believed in America, because we believed there was something right, regardless of if the President was a Democrat or a Republican, or our congressional representative said this thing or that. Hell, most of us had no idea, on the day we committed our life, who our congressperson even was.