Obama wants you to believe that Memorial Day is just for partying and barbecuing with friends. The president has shown time and time again that he doesn’t give a hoot about our nation’s veterans, so Memorial Day means absolutely nothing to him.
In a Washington Post oped, veteran Jennie Haskamp reminded the public that Memorial Day is about so much more than Obama would have you believe.
“I’m angry. I’ve come to realize people think Memorial Day is the official start of summer,” she wrote, according to The Blaze. “It’s grilled meat, super-duper discounts, a day (or two) off work, beer, potato salad and porches draped in bunting. But it shouldn’t be. It’s more than that.”
Haskamp went on to explain the history of Memorial Day, saying that when it was first observed in 1868, it was a solemn holiday meant to honor fallen soldiers.
“How is it then, some century and a half later, after more than a decade of war in two countries that claimed the lives of some 6,861 Americans, we are collectively more concerned with having a barbecue and going shopping than pausing to appreciate the cost of our freedom to do so?,” she wrote. “I’m frustrated by people all over the country who view the day as anything but a day to remember our WAR DEAD. I hate hearing ‘Happy Memorial Day.’”
She also reminded her readers that Memorial Day is NOT Veteran’s Day. The latter is meant to honor anyone who has served in the military, making it a happy day for veterans everywhere. Memorial Day, however, is meant to honor those who have fought and died for our country.
“It’s not Veterans Day. It’s not military appreciation day. Don’t thank me for my service,” she continued. “Please don’t thank me for my service. It’s take the time to pay homage to the men and women who died while wearing the cloth of this nation you’re so freely enjoying today, day.”
You can read her full oped here. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.