Why do we in the US celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th and Memorial Day in May? Meaning Veterans Day is for everybody who has ever served in the military wartime or not. Memorial Day is for everybody who has lost their life in the military during wartime, which is celebrated on November 11th in other countries.
rtamason 46-50, M 2 Answers 2 Nov 11, 2011
i say if they're as significant as everyone touts...........why not have it as an actual day off?........a minute of silence for all who have fallen ;-)