Memorial Day Weekend Reminder

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Memorial Day is coming up, so here is a little reminder: Please be considerate when wishing people a “Happy Memorial Day.”

Yes, it is a weekend full of celebrations and you mean well, but for too many military families it is a day of remembrance for a loved one they lost in service to their country. While I have no doubt every single service member would whole-heartedly support your pregame for Summer vacation, please be sensitive to those who may be grieving.

I dug into this more a few years go in my post titled In Defense of Memorial Day Well-Wishers. If you don’t understand why saying “Happy Memorial Day” can rub people the wrong way, I encourage you to give it a read.

And if you want to be gut-punched right in the feels, watch the setting of the Missing Man Table.


Military spouse and mom of one with experience in marketing, volunteer management and, most recently, web design, project support and copy writing. Currently leveraging a BS in Marketing from a top University to negotiate with a pint-sized version of myself. Outside of work and managing the household, I am a serial dabbler and have rarely met a craft or hobby I didn't enjoy. Whether it's painting, volunteering, or running through the sprinklers, there's always some small way to make every day its own adventure.

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