These two days are often confused by many Americans. The objective of this page is to differentiate these two important holidays so that Augusta's citizens can ensure that the proper thanks is given at the appropriate time...
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Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday in May of each year, honors the men and women who have died while in the service of the United States. It was originally observed after the Civil War and was known as Decoration Day.
See the History Channel's perspective on Memorial Day at this link: Memorial Day
See the US Department of Veterans Affairs history of Memorial Day at this link: VA History of Memorial Day
Veterans Day is observed on November 11 of each year, honors the dedication and sacrifice of American Veterans of all ways.
History.com provides the following description of the origin of Veterans Day: