Armed Polite Society
July 02, 2020, 04:26:33 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: R.I.P. Scout26
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Why does this article express surprise?  (Read 522 times)
Hawkmoon
friend
Senior Member
***
Posts: 21,881



« on: May 21, 2020, 08:36:59 PM »

Article makes a big deal out of reporting that only 43 percent of Americans know what Memorial Day commemorates.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/867024/memorial-day-2020-americans-true-meaning-survey/

To be honest, I'm surprised it's that high. I go on a rant every year because all over the Internet on and around Memorial Day I see all kinds of posts thanking veterans and current active duty for their service, when Memorial Day isn't for them. Technically, it's also not for deceased veterans. It's a day to remember those who died in service to the country, and I very much disapprove of allowing that to be watered down to meaninglessness by using it as an opportunity to thank other classes of servicemen (and women), who have their own days at other times of the year.
Report to moderator   Logged
zxcvbob
friend
Senior Member
***
Posts: 9,457



« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 10:01:11 PM »

Article makes a big deal out of reporting that only 43 percent of Americans know what Memorial Day commemorates.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/867024/memorial-day-2020-americans-true-meaning-survey/

To be honest, I'm surprised it's that high. I go on a rant every year because all over the Internet on and around Memorial Day I see all kinds of posts thanking veterans and current active duty for their service, when Memorial Day isn't for them. Technically, it's also not for deceased veterans. It's a day to remember those who died in service to the country, and I very much disapprove of allowing that to be watered down to meaninglessness by using it as an opportunity to thank other classes of servicemen (and women), who have their own days at other times of the year.

IMHO, it's the one day out of the year that it's not appropriate to thank vets (or active duty for that matter) for their service.
Report to moderator   Logged

"It's good, though..."
French G.
friend
Senior Member
***
Posts: 8,358


ohhh sparkles!


« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 12:33:58 AM »

I usually get calls from my mom saying she was thinking of me.  rolleyes
Report to moderator   Logged

AKA Navy Joe   

I'm so contrarian that I didn't respond to the thread.
230RN
First, assume fakery and chicanery.
friend
Senior Member
***
Posts: 14,363



« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 02:03:40 AM »

Reminder:

Quote
On Memorial Day, the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon.[73] It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.[74]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day
Report to moderator   Logged
WLJ
friends
Senior Member
***
Posts: 5,163


Currently on patrol in the Epsilon Eridani System


« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2020, 01:24:56 PM »

In a Primary Arms e-mail received earlier today
Quote
In recognition of Memorial Day, Primary Arms would like to thank all veterans and active duty military, who risk great sacrifice in the protection of our nation.

Just got this from Primary Arms
Quote
Earlier today we sent out an email with a horrible mistake.  We used an inappropriate banner and Veterans Day language for the somber occasion of Memorial Day. We understand this is a day of remembrance and have a deep appreciation for the men and women who gave their lives protecting freedom. Please accept our sincere apology.
Report to moderator   Logged
Andiron
friend
Senior Member
***
Posts: 2,834


« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2020, 02:01:29 PM »

In a Primary Arms e-mail received earlier today
Just got this from Primary Arms

Good on them.

 A simple poppy would've done.
Report to moderator   Logged

"Leftism destroys everything good." -  Ron
WLJ
friends
Senior Member
***
Posts: 5,163


Currently on patrol in the Epsilon Eridani System


« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2020, 02:04:45 PM »

And a little something from Vox on Memorial Day

Quote
    ôWe ought to also set aside time to remember those throughout American history who have tried hardest to reduce [war], to prevent unnecessary loss of life both American and foreign: war resisters,ö writes @dylanmatt. https://t.co/GLKLOOcuO5

    Ś Vox (@voxdotcom) May 25, 2020

Perfect reply

Quote
    *expletive deleted*ck off.

    Ś Tested Negative for Coronavirus 2x J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) May 25, 2020
Report to moderator   Logged
MechAg94
friend
Senior Member
***
Posts: 24,415


« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2020, 03:34:40 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqqy6ZyWYjc
Douglas Munro and the Battle of the Matanikau


I didn't notice this video until today. 
Report to moderator   Logged

ôIt is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.ö  ― Calvin Coolidge
RoadKingLarry
friends
Senior Member
***
Posts: 17,414



« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2020, 04:32:47 PM »

I'd seen the title but hadn't watched it yet, would have been appropriate for yesterday.

I only "found" The History Guy a couple of months ago but I really like his subject matter and his presentation style
Report to moderator   Logged

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.

Samuel Adams
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
ankara escort ata┼čehir escort pendik escort ┼či┼čli escort kurtk├Ây escort ankara escort ankara escort avc─▒lar escort istanbul travesti escort bayan escort avc─▒lar escort antalya escort ankara escort istanbul escort t├╝rk porno ─░stanbul Escort Ankara Escort Bayan taksim escort maltepe escort Ankara Escort Eros Porno Bah├že┼čehir Escort ankara escort Sincan Escort Bayan Etlik Escort Kurtk├Ây Escort Demetevler Escort ├ťmraniye Escort Escort ankara Keci├Âren Escort Escort Ankara Kad─▒k├Ây Escort Escort bayanlar Ankara Escort Bayan Kurtk├Ây Escort Eryaman Escort Kurtk├Ây Escort Escort ─░zmir Escort beylikd├╝z├╝ Beylikd├╝z├╝ Escort ├çankaya Escort escort izmir Ankara escort Antalya escort Ankara Escort ankara escort Altyaz─▒l─▒ Porno T├╝rk├že Altyaz─▒l─▒ Porno Beylikd├╝z├╝ Escort istanbul escort Bah├že┼čehir Escort Ankara escort Porno izle izmir escort Pendik escort Bostanc─▒ Escort izmir escort izmir escort Anadolu Yakas─▒ Escort Umraniye Escort mersin escort kocaeli escort izmir escort Altyaz─▒l─▒ Porno fmovies casino siteleri yabanc─▒ dizi ankara escort PORNO