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Posted on 2009.25.05 at 12:49

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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!
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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.
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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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