Memorial Day and Veterans Day
Note: Memorial Day is NOT Veterans Day. They are two unique and distinct national holidays. Memorial Day is set aside to honor those who died in battle serving our nation. Veterans Day honors all who have served in the Armed Forces. One of my pet peeves is when people mistake the two days. I know that for many war veterans, it is embarrassing for them to be singled out on a holiday set aside to remember those who died in battle. Every war veteran I've spoken with, and I'm an avid student of World War II, every single one, and there have been hundreds, they all say the same thing: the real heroes are those who never made it home.