Observing Memorial Day...

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  1. dannyyankou macrumors 603

    dannyyankou

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    And thank you to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. And to the families who lost someone in combat, my respect goes out to all of you!

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  2. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    That might be the idea of today.

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    But I expect that this is nearer reality.:(
     
  3. dannyyankou thread starter macrumors 603

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    Oh yeah, I forgot to say "unofficial start of summer" :rolleyes:

    Side note: It annoys me when people say "happy" Memorial Day. Oh, your son died. In Iraq? Happy Memorial Day!

    Anyway, very grateful for those who put themselves in harms way to protect us.
     
  4. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Are we forbidden from wishing someone a Happy Memorial Day if their son is alive and well?
     
  5. dannyyankou thread starter macrumors 603

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    Memorial Day is for veterans who died...

    Happy Veterans Day is appropriate.
     
  6. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Memorial day is the day my daughter died. She wasn't a vet. So is the day only supposed to be for vets who died? Because I surely am not going to disrespect my daughter's life just so other vets who have fallen can have theirs.

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  7. dannyyankou thread starter macrumors 603

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    No, I'm not saying that. Just pointing out that there's nothing "happy" about what Memorial Day is about.

    Here's a good op-ed from a veteran himself-

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...eran-and-i-hate-happy-memorial-day-heres-why/
     
  8. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Memorial Day is for the LIVING to REMEMBER those who died. And there's nothing wrong with feeling joy on a day that was INTENTIONALLY set up to be a 3-day weekend to kick off the summer.

    There can be plenty that's "happy" about the observation. Memorial Day was never intended as a national day of moping around and being miserable all day.
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Truth. That's what we call Monday.
     

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