Veterans Day is a legal holiday in the United States dedicated to American veterans of all wars. It is not to be confused with Memorial Day–a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country during war or peacetime.
Dr. Steven Simper is a retired Major General in the U.S. Air Force.
Thank you for your courageous sacrifice!