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Discussion in 'Military and Veterans' started by PatO, May 25, 2020.

  1. PatO

    PatO DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer Veteran Marines

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    May those who made the ultimate sacrifice rest in peace
     
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    Philpots DI Senior Member

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    Agreed but those congregating in large numbers without proper distancing and protection could also pay the price.
     
  3. Always a Poppy

    Always a Poppy DI Senior Member

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    What is Memorial Day?
     
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    If you are a Brit... it is like your Remembrance Sunday but we don't wear poppies
     
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  5. Always a Poppy

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    Ah, US thing I assume. Despite, my handle, it's nothing to do with Remembrance Day.
     
  6. Jack Peterson

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    So what is it then? :pompus: is a memorial not a remeberance?
     
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    Yes, we're both right. I meant my 'Poppy' handle is nothing to do with Remembrance Day, when people in the UK wear poppies.
     
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    danbandanna DI Senior Member Veteran Marines

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    It is both...
    me·mo·ri·al
    /məˈmôrēəl/
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    noun
    1. 1.
      something, especially a structure, established to remind people of a person or event.
     
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    RIP to those that gave the ultimate sacrifice; sincere thoughts to the families left behind.

    Shawn
    MSgt. USAF, Retired
     
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  10. MikeP64

    MikeP64 DI Member Veteran Marines

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    Remembrance day may be more similar to the US Veterans Day which is also November 11. They are oriented more towards those that served and those that continue to serve. Both started after WWI.

    US Memorial Day is for honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally called Decoration Day it started shortly after the US civil war.

    https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history
    https://padlet.com/gallery/daysofmemorial
    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-co...-around-the-world-with-their-own-memorial-day
    https://www.theredstonerocket.com/special_reports/article_5fc87d1c-7c4f-11e9-bfcb-d36022ff5d01.html
     
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