What makes Veterans Day different from Memorial Day?

11/2/2017

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People who haven’t served in the military frequently ask those who have what makes these two holidays different. Here’s the short answer.

Veterans Day is a federal holiday that always falls on November 11th. It’s the day our country has set aside to thank and honor the veterans who have served honorably in the military during war and peace. Veterans Day is our country’s opportunity to thank living veterans for their service and sacrifices that have kept our nation safe and secure. Read more about the history of Veterans Day.

Memorial Day is also a federal holiday observed the last Monday in May. Memorial Day is the day we remember and honor veterans who died while serving our country, particularly those who died of wounds sustained in battle. Learn more about the history of Memorial Day.

At USBA, these two military holidays are equally meaningful. With a 58-year history of providing life insurance for veterans to protect their families, we are grateful to those who risk their lives to protect our country. We proudly serve generations of active, transitioning and retired members of the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves.

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