Coffee Talk: Days of Observance, There is a Difference

Coffee Talk {living outside the stacks}

I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. If you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk…

I’m the daughter of an Air Force veteran and an Army veteran. My sister and her husband are Air Force veterans. My husband and I are both Army veterans. And I have a host of friends who are veterans and/or children of veterans. So it’s important to me that we get the meanings of these days of observance straight:

  • Armed Forces Day ~ the third Saturday of each May; honors those who are currently serving in the military
  • Memorial Day ~ the last Monday of each May; honors those who died while serving in the military
  • Veterans Day ~ the 11th day of each November; honors those who have served in the military

Memorial Day is more than just a long weekend. It’s a day of observance of and reflection on the sacrifices made by those men and women who gave their lives while serving in the military. It’s an opportunity to think about the families that they left behind and to be grateful for the freedoms that we have today.

To that end, I pray that you will take time to think about and say a prayer for the families who’ve been left behind and to enjoy and celebrate the freedoms that we enjoy in this country.

Now it’s your turn, what’s got you scratching your head?

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

 

 

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