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Amen brother ......Memorial Day,,
We still have men and women dying on the battlefield. Theres blood, pain, and fear as they leave us. So enjoy the weekend as you will, but please dont 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".
Man, that looks like a nice place. Oh, and thank you for your service.All gave some, Some gave all.