by Alexandria Echo Press
June 30, 2010 at 10:12 pm in Alexandria Echo Press
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Isn’t Memorial Day a day set aside to honor our veterans both alive and laid to rest? I know that’s how I have viewed it.
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Bob- No, Memorial Day is to honor the fallen. Veterans Day is to honor all Veterans.
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So then since we already have Veteran’s Day, why do we need this other new holiday? Not saying the those that serve don’t deserve it but just asking.
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Can’t read the article anymore. So, I don’t know what new holiday you’re talking about.
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Doesn’t sound like a bad idea to me. Why not honor the still living Veterans of Foreign Wars? They’d get more out of it than the post-humous honors that come with Memorial Day, wouldn’t they?
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So then Veteran’s Day does not honor veterans of foreign wars? I guess I don’t quite understand.
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Hope this clears up any other questions: “In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day…” “An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.”
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