The media and community organizers, once again, do not know the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day. The latter is for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, unlike Veterans Day for living veterans who sacrificed their limbs and suffered other wounds not always visible in service of the US Armed Forces.
Memorial Day is for every soldier who died in service of the US Armed Forces, from the American Revolution to the undeclared wars of today.
Patriot Post published their annual posting for Memorial Day …
Amid the sparse, reverent observances of the sacrifices made by millions of American Patriots who paid the full price for Liberty, in keeping with their sacred oaths, we are inundated at every turn with the commercialization of Memorial Day by vendors who are too ignorant and/or selfish to honor this day in accordance with its purpose. Indeed, Memorial Day has been sold out, along with Washington's Birthday, Independence Day, Veterans, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. And it's no wonder, as government schools no longer teach civics or any meaningful history, and courts have excluded God (officially) from the public square.In his essay "The Contest In America," 19th-century libertarian philosopher John Stuart Mill wrote, "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." ...
Read more of the Patriot Post tribute to fallen Americans serving in the US Armed Forces.
Mark Twain defined “patriotism”:
I would like to add to Mr. Twain's comment on patriotism that our country, any nation, exists because of the People. Our nation is only strong because of the people, who unite patriotically to protect each other and their Constitution; and ensure that their government, those operating it, do the same.Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Memorial Day is a day of tribute for those who gave their lives so others may live.
Honoring living veterans on this day is not appropriate and embarrassing to veterans because they know the difference between Veterans' and Memorial days set aside for each purpose.