There’s a difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, but not everyone is entirely sure what that difference is! CNN wrote a good article explaining the difference, check it out below!
There is a really neat website that will tell you all about Memorial Day and you can check out all the history and ways to celebrate Memorial Day here!
Our word of the day today was: malleable
adjective || MAL-ee-uh-bul
This means: capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer or by the pressure of rollers, capable of being altered or controlled by outside forces or influences, or having a capacity for adaptive change.
There is a hint about the origins of malleable in its first definition. The earliest uses of the word, which first appeared in English in the 14th century, referred primarily to metals that could be reshaped by beating with a hammer. The Middle English word malliable comes to us from Medieval Latin malleabilis, which in turn derives from the Latin verb malleare, meaning “to hammer.” Malleare itself was created from the Latin word for “hammer”: malleus. If you have guessed that maul and mallet, other English words for specific types of hammers, can also be traced back to malleus, you have hit the nail on the head.
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