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Old 11-10-2015, 02:37 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Memorial Day is obviously for those that served, fought, and died serving this nation.

Is Veterans Day for those that served and fought in a conflict only or is it also for those that served without being involved in a conflict?

I Googled this and keep finding conflicting answers. Anyone have one or an opinion?

I always call my father to say thank you and happy veterans day as he served in the Vietnam Conflict, should I also be thanking others that did not fight?
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Old 11-10-2015, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I've always thought they should have a holiday just for veterans, everybody else has to go to work
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:08 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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A veteran is anyone that has served time in the military. It doesn't matter if they served in war time or peace time. They were there if anything came up.
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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It takes a lot of gusto just to be apart of the military. The military trains those who join to be 'always-ready' for conflict so even without the experience of conflict, it's pretty much a full time commitment and lifestyle for anyone serving. So yea, definitely thank all veterans for what they did.
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:48 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I've never heard of Veterans Day being restricted to honoring those who were combat veterans only. I think it applies to all veterans, during peace or wartime.
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:09 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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^^^^^^^^^^

Correct. I just read the definition of "Veterans Day" is intended to honor all who actively served in the military, whether in peace time and/or combat.

To all our veterans, posthumously including my Navy/Army Father (WW II & Korea) and my recently retired Air Force brother (Iraq), Happy Veterans Day! Your service is greatly appreciated!

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