Apple Commemorates Memorial Day With 'Remembrance Table' at Apple Park

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    This Monday, May 28 is Memorial Day in the United States, which commemorates individuals who died while serving in the armed forces. In an effort to honor the day, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared an image on Twitter this morning, explaining one way that the company will remember those we've lost in active military duty.

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    In Apple's latest campus, Apple Park, employees have set up what Cook describes as a "Remembrance Table," which he says "honors the men and women of our armed forces." The Remembrance Table has been set up in Caffè Macs at Apple Park, sitting among tables where Apple employees gather to eat their lunch and other meals.

    For the federal holiday on Monday, Apple typically gives many of its corporate employees the day off, but some of its retail locations will remain open across the country. On Monday you'll be able to use Apple's Find a Store web tool to see if locations near you are open for the day.

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  2. spazzcat macrumors 68030

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    I can't believe how many "Happy Memorial Day" things I have seen this week, Memorial Day is not a happy holiday, but one for remembrance...
     
  3. lyngo macrumors 6502a

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    Say what you will about politics or the different divisive things that we go through in our world. This is a classy move at Apple and it's a nice gesture to see this effort being made.
     
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    The clubhouse where my HOA has their meetings has one setup year-round. Step up your game Apple.
     
  5. pat500000 macrumors G3

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    I remember Steve Jobs....thank you for your service.
     
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    Your lawn is 1/8" above the acceptable height. Please remedy ASAP or we will be forced to sell your children to Foxconn.
     
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    It's happy for people that wouldn't want to make that sacrifice.

    I love old planes, and got the chance to climb all over the insides of a Liberator, and a bomber. The thought that American servicemen would willingly climb into them, and fly for hours, smelling petrel fumes and experiencing incredible vibrations and then flack and seemingly uncontrolled pilot maneuvers, and then fly hours back, often injured, or in a damaged plane brought tears to my eyes. ANYONE that would sign up to do that service to this country deserved a damn medal ANYONE!
     
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    Classy move.

    Not wishing to distract from the issue at hand, however it would appear this employee has an iPhone without a notch?

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    EDIT: False alarm, seems to be a standard white iPhone in a black case! o_O
     
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    I'm stunned Cook et al did something that might be viewed as patriotic or respectful to the military.
     
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    dang. cold.
     
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    Love it. As a vet, I love seeing people get to enjoy a holiday dedicated to the memories of those we lost. I'm not big on the whole, "'You shouldn't be happy", shtick you see a lot. We should all be damn happy that there are those who made sacrifices so we can be happy. They would be partying right there with us, doing their best to enjoy their time in memory of those who can't.
     
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    aye jeez
    These sort of displays really seem... I dunno. A bit on the extra weird side.
     
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    There’s always that guy who feels the need to crap on someone who does something good.
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    And what about this article makes you think that Apple feels otherwise?
     
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    It's a nice gesture for people who lost their lives selflessly. I don't have to be a fan of the cause that they are fighting for, and I don't "support the military," but I support the individuals and families who have sacrificed their lives. Sympathy to the individual and sympathy for the system are different things.
     
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    It's marketing, nothing more.
     
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    Or apple could bring all it's income to the U.S.A., pay it's fair share of taxes and have the appropriate portion get into the military's hands.

    Now wouldn't THAT be something!
     
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    and savings! don't forget all the Memorial Day sales!
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    btw, am I the only one thats bothered by the fact they didn't iron the tablecloth?
     
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    Why?
     
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    I’m sure they feel no weirder than any dinner at the home of a war widow or widower feels for that family who wasn’t lucky enough to see their loved one again.
     
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    You heard it here first guys. Have a miserable three day weekend, everyone!
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    They pay what's legally obligated. Do YOU pay more than necessary on your taxes? Didn't think so. Shhhh.
     

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