I downloaded the form to send for my father’s separation papers from WWI today. I was going to write about this process until I remembered that: Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Eddie did not die while serving in WWI or after he signed up in 1942. But he was a Veteran for which they have Veteran’s Day, which I had to take myself online and read up on to find out the difference, which is: Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. I’m sure most people know the difference, but, well, you know, I had to be sure.
While I was online I read about the efforts at Arlington National Cemetary for continuing to provide room to bury our war dead, including Chaplains, Nurses and persons who are permitted to be buried at Arlington through their efforts in working for the good of those serving this country. If only we could somehow, see our way clear to the cessation of wars, these are national holidays I would not miss.