Vice President Kamala Harris paid tribute to the military veterans who paid the highest price for our freedoms on Sunday morning. From the official @VP account, Harris wrote, “Throughout our history, our officers and officials have risked everything to defend our freedoms and our country. As we prepare to honor them on Remembrance Day, we remember their service and their sacrifices.”
The tweet, which he quickly liked and tweeted, followed a previous message shared by the vice president earlier in the holiday weekend.
On Saturday afternoon from the same bill, the vice president tweeted a smiling photo that also features the message, “Enjoy a long weekend.”
Although this tweet was liked more than 66,000 times, and retweeted more than 4,500 times, it created a small firestorm among veterans who felt that Harris was missing the real point of the “long weekend”.
A Twitter account for Code of Vets (@codeofvets), an organization that uses social media platforms to help veterans in crisis or need, was among the first to respond to Harris ’tweet.
“The weekend is for Remembrance Day. This weekend is our time as a nation to pay tribute to our Pal. We are dedicated to thinking about our war fighters, those who paid the highest price for our freedom,” the @codeofvets account noted.
Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra), editor-in-chief of Task & Purpose and a naval veteran, also scolded the vice president, writing, “Weekend is Remembrance Day. This weekend is our time as a nation in honor of our Fallen. It is our dedicated time to reflect on our war fighters, those who paid the highest price for our freedom. “
“It should be mentioned WHY do we have a long weekend, Kamala?”, Announced the controversial Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert of Colorado (@laurenboebert).
Tail. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Also posted on social media and pointed out, “Memorial Weekend Day is a time to remember and express gratitude to the men and women in uniform who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. It’s NOT just a long weekend . “
Another day to divide us
By Sunday morning, “vice president” was in trend, as was “Remembrance Day,” and many Twitter users were calling out Harris, but just as many were targeting GOP. Some of those users launched riots on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 and the failure of Republicans to push for an independent commission to investigate them.
Others wondered why VP was targeted at her original tweet at all.
“The last time I checked was Remembrance Day was just one day. Since Monday is a real holiday, that makes it a long weekend. It’s no different from Labor Day weekend and this year July 4. All long weekends because of the holiday. Republicans have to come over it, ”wrote @ Chick43235.
Another user, @ NobleWolf8x, also targeted former President Donald Trump by posting a tweet from last year.
History of Remembrance Day
Vice President Harris obviously knows the significance of Remembrance Day, as @DACHELLEB posted a past message from @KamalaHarris on Remembrance Day 2020.
Still, it remains true that many Americans probably can’t stand Remembrance Day.
It’s a day that has unfortunately been commercialized even more than Christmas in recent years – retailers are offering sales, and Hollywood has traditionally used it to release a potential blockbuster with fake heroes in capes.
Many people think that the holiday is a part of American military veterans, but that is not true.
November 11, which began as Armistice Day to mark the end of World War I and evolved into Veterans Day, when we pay tribute to those who served in the United States Army. Remembrance Day is actually a far more solemn occasion, or at least it should be.
It is a day dedicated to honoring those men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is time to reflect and remember those American patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice by protecting and defending the country they loved.
This significance was noticed by actor / activist Gary Sinise (@GarySinise), who put patriotism ahead of politics. He wrote, “Tomorrow is Remembrance Day, a solemn day of remembrance and honor for those who gave their lives in the service of our country. Tonight we pay tribute to our fallen heroes and all who served the concert for National Remembrance Day at PBS.”