It happens. And for some folks, it's an easy and unintentional mistake. There are a fair amount of military holidays. And you could mistake one for the other or maybe think they all mean the same thing. And a lot of people just think it's another reason to party, barbecue, celebrate, and have a long weekend with a few extra days off. Here's a quick guide to help you remember, understand why, and know the difference.

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Armed Forces Day

A day for honoring those who are CURRENTLY serving in ALL branches of the armed forces.

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Memorial Day

A day honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country by giving their lives.

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Veterans Day

A day for honoring all who served honorably in the Armed Forces, whether in peace or wartime.