1. I suspect more than a few of us feel the same way you do. I’m all for respecting and thanking those in the armed services (I have a number of them in my family as well), but MEMORIAL is for those who have died. VETERAN’s are for those who have served. ARMED FORCES DAY (which was just on May 18th) is for thanking those currently serving in the military.

  2. Regina

    YES!!! Very well said. And while we are here – I am going to add my pet peeve of EVERY holiday being about a sale… Memorial Day has become not about remembering, but about getting a bargain. Even MLK Day is a time to buy that new mattress you’ve been needing…. and nothing sells new cars like Abe Lincoln and our Presidents. Grrr…

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