As you’re no doubt aware, it’s Memorial Day weekend. In the past that meant road trips and weekend getaways. Not anymore. The price of gas has put the kibosh on unnecessary driving. I asked the Answers community how they will spend the long weekend in light of $4 per gallon gas prices.
Most folks wrote that they do indeed plan to stay home and avoid the roads. A few people mentioned that instead of camping, they’ll stay local and take in a movie instead. Still, not all traditions are being thrown out the window. Several responders wrote that they still plan on having a BBQ — even if high food prices are making the celebrations more expensive, too.
Of course, Memorial Day isn’t just about hanging out with your friends — it’s also a day to honor the brave men and women of the military. But then wait — what is Veterans Day for? Is there a difference? Confused, I asked the community for help in distinguishing between the two holidays.
As it turns out, according to the History Channel, Memorial Day is “an important reminder of those who died in the service of their country.” Veterans Day, on the other hand, serves as an honor for all those, “living and dead, who served with the U.S. armed forces in wartime.”
So, while the two holidays may sound the same, there are important differences. And besides, even if there is some overlap, who cares? If anyone deserves two holidays, it’s these guys.
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