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Posted on 2009.25.05 at 12:49
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So today is Memorial Day here in Amerikay. I'm not going to make a big post about it, because I already did that back in November (The US has two holidays for pretty much the same reason. I've never been able to completely wrap my head around that).



I posted this back then, too, and I'm doing it again because I love it. I've never seen the whole movie, but I really want to:


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the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2009-05-25 21:08 (UTC) ()
Well, in theory, Veterans Day is for all veterans, living and dead, and dead encompassing those who died in combat as well as those who died after their service was over, whereas Memorial Day is specifically for those members of the armed forces who died in service. That's how I understand it, anyway. :)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-05-25 23:04 (UTC) ()
Hmm. This could be true, although I'm not sure if it's the way other countries celebrate it, and I always thought Veterans Day was pretty much the same holiday as Armistice/Remembrance Day is in England and Canada and a few other countries, which is more to honour the dead than for the living. I could be entirely wrong, given that I am neither British, Canadian, nor a citizen of any of those other countries. :)

We in New England seem to celebrate Memorial Day as a remembrance of ALL our dead--putting flowers on deceased relatives' graves, whether they were veterans or not.

*edit times a zillion because I suck at typing and also placement of edits*

Edited at 2009-05-25 23:07 (UTC)
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2009-05-25 23:24 (UTC) ()
Hey, are you around? I'm online!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-05-26 01:18 (UTC) ()
I am now. :)
peacey at 2009-05-26 11:37 (UTC) ()
Patchfire is correct. The holidays' names reveal their intended meaning.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-05-26 18:50 (UTC) ()
Hmm. It's still close enough that it's two holidays for almost identical reasons. I don't have a problem with that at all, because yay holidays! I just don't get the reason for it.

The only thing I can think of is that Memorial Day must have started back when Veterans Day was still Armistice Day and at the time specifically celebrated the end of WWI. I should Google this, because I'd like to know the history.

Edited at 2009-05-26 18:52 (UTC)
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