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Im-Memorial Day 
30th-May-2011 08:01 am
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BUY NOW WHILE IT LASTS!!!!

BIG SALE!!!

10% OFF!!!

BUY MORE SAVE MORE!!!

Happy Memorial Day!!


Gah. I want to choke and vomit all over the department stores. Since when does a day dedicated to the SOLEMN REMEMBRANCE of those that DIED for our freedom translate into shameless consumerism?

No. I will not be shopping today (unless for food). I REJECT the distortion of this important day of remembrance. I choose, instead, to stay home and enjoy my family and remember those that fell so that I can have one.

I would like to call out particular names of the fallen:

Colonel Foey Shiflet. Bronze Star. Purple Heart. DMOR. World War II veteran and my grandfather.
Lieutenant James Hinkle, my father. He drove tanks during the Korean War (but in Germany, not Korea).

I am a bit sad about my father being passed. I really don't know much about his military career. I wish I did. Today I will remember him, especially, since he is almost "The Unknown Soldier". Almost.
Comments 
30th-May-2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
Request his service record.
30th-May-2011 05:44 pm (UTC) - Ouch
< smacks forehead>< hard>< again>

Duh. Yeah.

Thanks for that. Never mind the fact that I have recommended that same to others.
2nd-Jun-2011 09:57 pm (UTC)

You'll love this little faux pas Macy's made a few years ago when advertising for presidents day: http://better-off-redd.livejournal.com/24833.html

I have always had family in the military, and I also find the rampant consumer plugs on rememberance days distateful.
If the stores would at least advertise donating proceeds from sales to the VA and Veteran Support groups (and then actually do it.)it would seem somewhat less shameful.
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