I'm glad you posted this. So many people confuse Veteran's and Memorial days.
As you point out Memorial day is to honor those who gave their lives in battle.
We should honor our currently serving military personnel by thanking them whenever we see them. Veteran's Day on Nov 11th is when we honor our neighbors who have served but thankfully did not have to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Thank you to all those in uniform today.
Thank you to all those who have served.
With great gratitude we honor those who gave their lives in battle for our freedom - it truly is the ultimate sacrifice.
As a suggestion - It would be nice if there was a special day to honor wounded veterans. Many have devastating life altering injuries that will be a challenge for the rest of their lives. There is a small effort around Labor Day where golf courses around the country honor the Wounded Warriors and collect donations to assist them. Even if you don't golf - that is a great way to give back to the Wounded Warriors.