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    For those of you who have served, are currently serving, or have loved ones who have or are serving our country, please accept my and my family's sincere thanks.

    Without your service and sacrifices made we could not enjoy the benefits that flow from this free nation. It is humbling to know that service men and women have/are willing to unselfishly give their time and sometimes their life in the service of this country.

    Have a safe and peacefull weekend.

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    I would like to piggy-back on your comments. Thank you to those who have served and are currently serving. To those of you who spent their time in Nam, let me add: Welcome home, brother!

    R.I.P. Cyrano and Roxanne.

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    I agree with both comments. But as someone who never did serve, I have to admit that I am a bit ignorant on two holidays. Someone please steer me right. Here is what I think but don't know for sure.

    Memorial Day is to honor veterans who died in service to our country.
    Veteran's Day is to honor those still alive and serving and those alive who did serve.

    Is that right? Are flags supposed to be at half mast for either?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    Memorial Day is to honor veterans who died in service to our country.
    Veteran's Day is to honor those still alive and serving and those alive who did serve.
    Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day(Decorating the grave marker of War dead). It was started to honor the dead from the Civil War. It has grown to include all war dead, although most people think it is to honor any dead person. It originally was held every May 30. In 1971 it became the last Monday in May by Federal law. (I am a Memorial Day baby.)
    Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day. It is November 11. In 1971 it became the 4th Monday in October. In 1978 it went back to November 11.

    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    Are flags supposed to be at half mast for either?
    Memorial Day is half staff from sunrise until noon. Then it is raised to full staff.
    Veterans Day is full staff as it is a day of celebration and honor and not a day of mourning.
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    Thanks Whippet. That answered every question I had about the two holidays. And happy birthday!!

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    R.I.P. Cyrano and Roxanne.

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