10 November 2020
|VETERAN’S DAY Seeing as though we are celebrating Veteran’s Day this week, we decided to make this Tuesday Tip a brief history lesson sparked by a question we commonly receive as veterans. What is the difference between Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day? |
VETERAN’S DAY is a day of celebration for our service members. Whether someone served a single day or retired from a career in service, they qualify as a veteran. Veteran’s Day began as Armistice Day to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. Congress decided in 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, to change the name of Armistice Day to Veteran’s Day.
MEMORIAL DAY is a day of remembrance of all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving. It originated in the years following the Civil War and was organized by a group of freed slaves. Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, and participating in parades. So now you know, and as GI Joe always said, “Knowing is half the battle!” We hope you enjoyed your Veteran’s Day and are finding ways to RESET and RECHARGE with the upcoming holidays and a new year fast approaching. Remember, The world needs HITTERS!
|Quote of the Day “Bravery is the capacity to perform properly when scared to death.” – General Omar Bradley|
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