5. Memorial Day and Veterans Day

Laura was confused. She came to the United a year ago. She didn't understand the difference Memorial Day and Veterans Day. She knew that holidays had to do with remembering and honoring who had fought in wars for the United . She also knew that both days were national . On both days banks, schools and the post were closed; on both holidays, stores offered special ; on both holidays, people hung the American Flag, sometimes there were even fireworks. Laura had seen television that on both days the President of United States made a speech and visited a laying a wreath on the grave of a . Laura decided to ask the mailman Brian what difference was. She figured he would know since had both days off from work.

The next when Brian was dropping off Laura's mail, she him. Brian explained that Memorial Day is usually on the last Monday of May. This meant it could be on a different date every . Memorial day is a day for remembering and those in the military who died, especially if died in a battle. Brian also told Laura Memorial Day was also considered the unofficial start summer. Many public beaches would open on Memorial . Veteran's day is a day set aside to and honor all people who served in the States military. Brian explained that Veterans Day is to remember those that are still alive. Brian Laura that the date for Veterans Day never . It is always held on November 11, which the date when World War I ended in .