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Have A Thoughtful, Memorable 2019 Memorial Day (But Calling It “Happy” Is Tacky).

by Anura Guruge


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Memorial Day, a U.S. Federal Holiday (on the last Monday of May), is for remembering all the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.

As such ‘Happy’ might not be the best greetings for this holiday since we are honoring those departed. ‘Reflective‘ may be the best sentiment.

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2017 Memorial Day Greeting (But It Is NOT “Have A Happy …”)

by Anura Guruge


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Memorial Day, a U.S. Federal Holiday (on the last Monday of May), is for remembering all the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.

As such ‘Happy’ might not be the best greetings for this holiday since we are honoring those departed. ‘Reflective‘ may be the best sentiment.

Just a thought.


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Is ‘Happy’ The Right Greeting For ‘Memorial Day’?

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This morning I heard, twice on CNN, folks wishing each other and the viewers a ‘Happy Memorial Day‘.

I fully understand where they are coming from, but to me it seems like an oxymoron, if not, at worst, incongruous.

I have similar problems when it come to some of the Jewish holidays. Should you really wish somebody a ‘Happy Yom Kippur‘? Same with Good Friday (as opposed to Easter Sunday).

I think that the greeting should include something along the lines of ‘Have a Reflective Memorial Day‘.

If you are referring to the entire holiday weekend I can understand people using the word happy.

Just a thought.