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Rod Powers

Memorial Day

By May 31, 2012

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Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. We here at USMilitary.About.com hope everyone had a Wonderful Memorial Day with their loved ones, while remembering those no longer with us who helped make our freedom to enjoy our days possible!
June 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm
(1) Judy Mattox says:

I am glad you wrote the article to clear the confusion. My son was killed in Afghanistan and Memorial Day is a lot more to us than a day off work and grilling outside. I think we should always honor all of our military but we really do need to observe Memorial Day for the ones that gave everything. There are so many families left behind to hurt and try to pick up the pieces of their lives. Thank you again.

June 15, 2012 at 3:17 am
(2) Kayce Lee says:

When my husband died Aug 26, on Fort Hood killeen 2011 I recieved no death Gratuity or any insutance for our family we had a nine month at the time, I had to get emergency assistance and food stamps was never notified or signed off on nothing, was so embarrased. Sgt.Dennis Lee was my husbands name. I was never prepared for nothing in my life like this.

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