I'm Canadian and we don't have Memorial Day, we do have Remembrance Day on Nov 11 and it's a fairly somber thing for us. It's about remembering all the people, generally military, but some civilian, who have fought, died or are still fighting for our country and it's freedoms.
So what is Memorial Day about? And Veteran's Day for that matter. I see a lot of commercials for sales at stores and it seems like more of a holiday or a shopping thing than anything else. I'm really looking for information here. What does the average American do to celebrate or mark these days? Is it a day of celebration? I see lots of "Happy Memorial Day" stuff and we would never say "happy Remembrance Day" because it's not that sort of day for us.
I really don't mean any offense if any is taking offense, but several of us were talking about it at work and we just didn't know the difference or what each signifies.
Answer by Rosehawk at 12:45 AM on May. 31, 2011
Memorial day is about those who have died fighting for our country, Veterans day is about those who are still alive!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 12:38 AM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by PattJo at 1:05 AM on May. 31, 2011
Answer by jmpj8107 at 10:01 AM on May. 31, 2011