Remembrance Day, Armistice Day and Veterans Day

Today is Remembrance Day, Armistice Day or Veterans Day depending where you are located. There is a special emphasis with this years Remembrance Day as we have begun the centenary of the Great War and we will most likely see added significance up until 2019, when Remembrance Day turns 100 itself. In the United States the day started as Armistice Day and honored those who died in WWI, but after WWII it was expand to celebrate all Veterans.

Although all of these three day are very similar there is a big difference between them in what they are honoring. In the US Veterans Day honors all the those who have served in the armed forces, with Memorial Day being a day to honor those who died serving the nation. This is opposite of how it is in most of the rest of the world. If you know someone who was in the military today is a great day to thank them for their service in keeping us safe. We also need to keep those who have died in service to our nations in our minds as well, some people head to cemeteries today and visit the graves of servicemen and women. Sure this holiday isn’t really observed like other holidays in the United States and this is a big problem as the Veterans are an important part of who we are as a nation but most of the time we forget about them.

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