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Memorial Day,,

We still have men and women dying on the battlefield. There’s blood, pain, and fear as they leave us. So enjoy the weekend as you will, but please don’t say, “Happy Memorial Day”.

As you probably know, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those in the military who gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedom. It was created during the civil war; it started out as "Decoration Day". Graves would be decorated with flowers, etc. on that day. Soon after, President Lincoln decided that we should remember all that gave their lives for our country - not just Civil War vets. Therefore, the answer is "no". It is not appropriate to say, "Happy Memorial Day". I would suggest that if you were speaking with a military person or a veteran, say, "I remember and appreciate the sacrifices given". If you are speaking with a civilian, I would just say, "remember those who've fallen".
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Memorial Day,,

We still have men and women dying on the battlefield. There’s blood, pain, and fear as they leave us. So enjoy the weekend as you will, but please don’t say, “Happy Memorial Day”.

As you probably know, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those in the military who gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedom. It was created during the civil war; it started out as "Decoration Day". Graves would be decorated with flowers, etc. on that day. Soon after, President Lincoln decided that we should remember all that gave their lives for our country - not just Civil War vets. Therefore, the answer is "no". It is not appropriate to say, "Happy Memorial Day". I would suggest that if you were speaking with a military person or a veteran, say, "I remember and appreciate the sacrifices given". If you are speaking with a civilian, I would just say, "remember those who've fallen".
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Amen brother ......
 

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For me it is as I have it marked on my calendar as,

"A Day of Remembrance: All Gave Some, I live today because Some Gave All".
 

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Very well said. I myself did not serve in the military. However both grandfathers, father, brother sister served with rouge pride.
 

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All gave some, Some gave all.
Remember them,,

 

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