Memorial Day 2021 – Please Remember & Honor

Memorial Day 2021Happy Memorial Day 2021.

A reminder – Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in our military. Veteran’s Day honors all veterans. Armed Forces Day honors those presently serving.

Our family will garden and barbecue on Memorial Day Weekend.  That includes planting a fresh flat of annuals around the base of the flagpole in our front yard, and adding another solar light to the top of the flagpole.  I’ll be thinking of my great uncle, Harold Lloyd, who was killed in battle in WWI – “the war to end all wars.”

Waukesha has an event at Frame Park: Memorial Day Observations | Waukesha, WI (waukesha-wi.gov) featuring the Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC.

If you’re busy enjoying the holiday and can’t make one of these events, that’s ok.  It’s ok to have fun! Those we honor on Memorial Day gave their lives serving America and defending our freedoms and way of life. Spending time with friends and family on a beautiful Spring day is part of that. Just take some time on Monday to think of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and maybe lift a glass in their honor.

Have a great Memorial Day 2021 weekend!

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Thank you…

Thanks to Mark Mullarky of www.GreatLakesTS.com for his original post of this heartfelt observation for Memorial Day 2021.  Mark plans to spend Saturday and Sunday at Great Lakes Dragaway with the Nostalgia Super Stock club. He is a car-less member.  If you’re curious what it’s about, visit NostalgiaSuperStock.com.  On Monday, Mark and his wife, Anne, will be at their local American Legion’s Memorial Day service to pay their respects.  They are proud parents of an active duty service member.  It is worth noting that Mark and Anne have always taken time to honor and remember service members, even well before their son entered the military.  We join Mark and Anne in encouraging everyone to attend one of these observances in their community – his Legion does a great job.  Search for a local event by you, perhaps adding your community to the search, for an extra-fine Memorial Day 2021.

Happy Veterans Day!

For those who’ve served, “Happy Veterans Day!”

Some vets bristle a bit when people thank them for their service on  Veterans Day Flag
Memorial Day, because that’s not what the day is for.
However, that’s exactly what Veterans Day is for.

From the US Department of Defense:

“Veterans Day is NOT the Same as Memorial Day.

A lot of Americans get this confused, and we’ll be honest — it can be a little annoying to all of the living veterans out there. Memorial Day is a time to remember those who gave their lives for our country, particularly in battle or from wounds they suffered in battle. Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive — although it’s largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices.”

So when you see a vet, be sure to say thank you, or welcome home.

I’ve written about the history of Veterans Day before, so how about something fun? Take a quiz about Veterans Day here: https://www.defense.gov/Engage/Quiz/Article/1988530/test-your-veterans-day-knowledge/

Unlike Facebook quizzes, it’s NOT full of click-bait.

Happy Veterans Day to all the vets out there – and thank you!

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Thanks to our friend and vendor, Mark Mullarky of Mullarky Business Systems for posting this originally, and sharing it with us – to share with you.