Yes, it is okay to go eat a hot dog this week. And there is no issue with zooming around on the lake, or sipping cold beers on the beach over this Memorial Day holiday weekend. But these activities are not the reason for Memorial Day, and allowing this fact to be forgotten is something that patriotic Americans have been fearful of for some time.
Our ability to relax and enjoy the extra time off is directly thanks to the men and women of the armed forces, who throughout our nation’s history have fought and died to protect the freedoms that we are afforded here in the United States. Our leisure was paid for by their sacrifice, and being unwilling to acknowledge that has long been considered an unforgivable act…especially in politics.
This is why a recent tweet by Vice President Kamala Harris is getting so much negative attention this weekend.
Vice President Kamala Harris came under fire Saturday for tweeting about Memorial Day, but without mentioning the significance of the weekend.
“Enjoy the long weekend,” Harris wrote, above a candid photo of herself smiling.Trending:
Social media users condemned Harris’ lack of tact reminding the vice president of the sacrifices the “long weekend” is meant to honor.
The responses were brutal.
Don't forget why we have a long weekend! pic.twitter.com/kbNzDiSsDr
— Tony Lederer (@TonyLederer) May 29, 2021
Twitter users were scathing in their prolonged response to the tweet, with many suggesting that this is yet another symptom of the left’s disdain for our military.