Hey Ms. Marcy what are you all dressed up like you are in the military? Halloween is over. I am not garmenting up for Halloween. I am dressing up because I served in the military and I am going down to the Veterans Day Parade. But what is the difference between memorial day and veterans day?
We previously celebrated that in May. I recollect because we got that day off from class. You are talking about Memorial Day. Memorial Day is the fourth Monday in May.
On that celebration, we honor American assistance members who died in assistance to their country or as a result of getting hurt during the duel.
Okay so why do we celebrate Veterans Day? Veterans Day status all American veterans whether they are living or dead. Now it is a method for us to celebrate those men and women who have had participated in the military forces during battle or peacetime.
What is the difference between memorial day and veterans day?
But when did we start celebrating Veterans Day? In autobiography World War 1, was called the “Great War.” In November 1919, President Wilson extols November 11th as the first celebration of Armistice Day with the following words:
“To us in America, the thinkings of Armistice Day will be filled with ceremonial dignity in the heroism of those who died in the country’s services and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has free-spoken the Americans and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her pity with serenity and justice in the councils of the nations…”
This was done to commemorate the signing of the peace signed between the Ally and Germany.
Well, that’s pretty cool. I know right. It was signed on the 11th hour, on the 11th Day, of the 11th month of 1918. This is where the celebration embarked called Armistice Day in 1919.
This all eventually changed in 1926 when Congress surpassed something called a resolution to compile the celebration an official anniversary. But how did we go from announcing it Armistice Day to announcing it Veterans Day?
This all happened in 1954 when President Dwight Eisenhower officially had the figure changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. Actually, there is one really cool nature it is celebrated each year on the 11th hour on the 11th day in November at Arlington Cemetery.
It is there where we celebrate and you will see the military pigment protector at the mausoleum of the unknown representing all branches of the military.