There is confusion between Memorial Day and Veterans Day sometimes.
Memorial Day, sometimes called Decoration Day, is a day to honor deceased friends and family, usually on the last Monday of May.
Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is a federal holiday to honor all veterans - both living and deceased. It is a time to honor the deceased and to recognize and thank those living that served and those that are serving the citizens of the United States throughout the world.
You probably know a veteran of past service, and more than likely, you have close kin that served.