Here’s why you don’t wish someone a happy memorial day
Is it rude to wish someone a Happy Memorial Day? Is Memorial Day a Day When You Should Thank a Veteran? Simply put, Veterans Day is a day to honor all who have served and Memorial Day is celebrated for all those who lost their lives fighting for our country.
According to History.com Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. Memorial Day began after the Civil War, it became a federal holiday in 1971. “Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday in May, in honor of the men and women who have died while serving in the United States military. Memorial Day 2021 will take place on Monday May 31 ”.
How do we observe Memorial Day correctly? Many Americans visit cemeteries or visit memorials. Memorial Day is not a day to reach out to a veteran to thank them for their service.
Some Americans choose to get together with friends and family to celebrate their freedoms, even if people celebrate alongside family or friends, the “Happy Memorial Day” greeting is still inappropriate. So what do you say to a veteran? Maybe you can say something like “Take advantage of your weekend and I will think of those who are no longer with us.”. This beats the alternate and insensitive commentary of “How many soldiers have you lost during your deployments?”.