- On Memorial Day, we remember all of the men and women who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces of the United States of America, whereas on Veterans Day, we celebrate all of those who have served in the armed forces of the United States of America, not just those who have passed away.
- In the United States of America, the last Monday of May is reserved specifically for the celebration of Memorial Day, which is a federal holiday.
You can pay your respects to those who have passed away by attending a memorial ceremony held in your town on Memorial Day or by visiting your local Veterans cemetery and placing flowers and flags on graves there. On Veterans Day, in addition to honoring those who have served our country in the armed forces, it is also acceptable to express gratitude to veteran family members and friends.
What are the national holidays for veterans?
- Veterans Day is a federal holiday that is celebrated annually on November 11 and is intended to be a day of remembrance and thanksgiving for all of those who have served in the armed forces.
- According to Military.com, Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day and was celebrated in celebration of the conclusion of World War I, which was officially declared to have ended on November 11, 1918.