For those who’ve served, “Happy Veterans Day!”
Some vets bristle a bit when people thank them for their service on
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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On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served in our military.
Well-meaning people often confuse Veterans Day with two other holidays. Memorial Day honors those who died in service of their country. Armed Forces Day honors those who are presently serving.
If you want to “Thank A Vet”, this is the day!
2018 marks the centennial of Armistice Day – now known as Veterans Day
On November 11th, 1918, an armistice was signed ending hostilities, in effect ending World War I. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th the first commemoration of Armistice Day, honoring veterans of WWI. In 1954, when WWI “the war to end all wars”, had been followed by WWII and Korea, Congress changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor all vets, not just those from WWI.
Milwaukee has a Veterans Day parade every year. This year the Milwaukee Vets Day parade is Saturday, November 10th at 11:00 am. The route goes East down Kilbourn Ave and ends up at the War Memorial on the lake. If you would like to attend and honor our veterans, details are here: https://honorourmilitary.us/
Mullarky Business Systems owner Mark Mullarky wrote and first published this post, and graciously gave permission for a number of others to share this message. Wisconsin Business Owners joins Mark to say thank you, to all of our American Veterans. We also join Mark in his “welcome home” to Sean Mullarky, coming home this month from his first deployment overseas.
We thank these Wisconsin Business Owners – Allied Industrial Marketing, Grade A Construction, Intelegist, OnYourMark, and others for sharing this thank you message to Veterans. Special thanks to Brilliant Breakthroughs for their perennial sharing of the honors for Vets. Here’s a post from Maggie Mongan that I particularly enjoyed: Supporting our Military with Appreciation: Are you doing your fair share?