Like most American holidays, Memorial Day isn’t just a time when we as American citizens get an extra day off of work so we can kick off the summer season. Neither is it just the first day we are officially allowed to wear white.
Just as Christmas isn’t about getting presents, Memorial Day isn’t about family barbeques and heading to the lake.
Instead, as with all other holidays, there is a deep and powerful meaning behind the day. And it’s one that every American should respect, honor, and pay homage to, especially if you happen to be an elected official.
However, it would seem that our not so patriotic or freedom-loving vice president, Kamala Harris, either doesn’t understand what the day is supposed to mean to us, or she just doesn’t care.
How do I know this?
Well, what else could be surmised from her official Memorial Day tweet?
As you can see, the vice president, supposedly the woman who is doing more to run this country and the White House than Democratic President Joe Biden, makes no mention of the honor due to the thousands of men and women who sacrificed it all for our continued freedoms. She doesn’t pay homage to their lives or their willingness to serve.
Hell, she didn’t even post a picture of veterans, a military cemetery, or even an American flag.
Instead, all that was said was, “Enjoy the long weekend,” attached to a picture of herself.
Talk about being self-centered and vain…
Now, to be clear, it’s likely that Kamala herself didn’t actually put together this post. After all, she has an entire staff dedicated to the sole purpose of putting out communications for her, whether that’s to the liberally slanted media or the equally biased social media platforms of today.
But when not one of those communications experts doesn’t notice a problem with a post like this, it’s rather telling of the VP and those she has chosen to surround herself with, to say the least.
It’s important to note here that this specific tweet came just one day after Harris had been given the honor of speaking to the US Naval Academy’s graduating class of 2021. You’d think this incredible opportunity would have given her and her surrounding staff at least some measure of the importance of the upcoming holiday and the sacrifices it is meant to honor.
And yet, it didn’t.
Neither did the description of the last Monday of May written on just about every American calendar in the nation. Note that it doesn’t say “long weekend” but Memorial Day.
Naturally, Americans all over the country were more than a bit ruffled by Harris’ complete lack of recognition for the holiday beyond that it gives us a “long weekend.”
As one Twitter user commented, “I know you think the ‘long weekend’ is a chance to post a pic of yourself and get some mimosas as you plan to rip our country apart but it’s actually a time to appreciate the brave soldiers who died for our country & to reflect on the LIFETIME their families spend without them.”
Another user posted a list of “facts about Memorial Day since you apparently forgot this isn’t just a ‘long weekend.’
And just as naturally, many parents and family members of fallen service members made sure to point out their disappointment in a vice president who refused even to acknowledge their loss.
All these remarks forced the liberal VP to backtrack a bit, tweeting out a full day later about the respect and honor that is due to our Fallen.
Of course, the damage had already been done.
While Memorial Day weekend is typically marked with an extra day off of work, backyard barbeques, picnics at the park, etc., it is critical to realize that none of that would be possible if not for the brave and selfless individuals who chose to defend our nation against our enemies.
I mean, can you imagine what America would look like if our servicemembers hadn’t fought against the Axis powers and won in World War II? Would we be speaking German? Would a dictatorship control us?
Or what if no one had stepped up to take on terrorism and ISIS? Would our nation still lie in rubble? Would Christianity be wiped out?
Thankfully, we don’t have to think about any of those possibilities – and it’s all thanks to our nation’s military members and their sacrifices.
And Kamala Harris, by not showing an ounce of respect towards these individuals until she’d been called out on it, proves that she should be the last person to lead this country in any way, shape, or form.