Memorial Day and Veterans Day are observed - not celebrated. Please remember, "Happy Memorial Day" is a very cringe-worthy and unacceptable statement. Thanks for understanding. The following, shared from [a] Gold Star father, … lays out the meanings quite well. Thank you. There are four main days set aside to honor and remember our military and there is a lot of confusion with and between these 4 days. … We as Americans should know it's not about the sales at department stores.