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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    I frankly dont care if you barbeque, go to the park, go shopping, go see a movie, get your nails done, or whatever else you want to do. If you are inclined to remember and memorialize someone that you knew or even complete strangers, then you should do that. You shouldnt feel compelled to do anything.

    Of course...all of this not withstanding, you DO understand it was still stupid of the democrat party rep to post a pic of Obama eating an Ice Cream under the heading "Happy Memorial Day!"...right?

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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    Similar to your Memorial Day, Canada has Remembrance Day - November 11th each year, regardless of what day of the week the 11th falls, so it's not a long weekend given. On Remembrance Day, if it's a week day, our schools remain open and most people, except government and banks (who take any excuse to close down) are working as normal. At 11:00 am, everyone in the country pauses what they are doing to reflect/pray/remember/honour those who've died protecting our way of life. Everyone born and raised here knows about the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.

    There was a time in the past when everyone had the day off, including children, but then our veterans convinced government and educators that children were losing touch with the sacrifices many experience in serving their country. It was agreed that it was better to have children in school on this day, learning about veterans and those who died, and getting an understanding for the gravity of war and the loss and gain experienced through it. Our veterans organizations send representatives to schools who lead assemblies and answer students' questions - it's beneficial both to the students and the veterans who experience the joy of being appreciated.

    There's nothing wrong with having a BBQ on a day you don't work and you have time with your family and friends. Just remember and honour, in whatever way you choose, that you're ability to enjoy family and friends and burgers and steaks is because of the many men and women who kept and keep you safe.
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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I frankly dont care if you barbeque, go to the park, go shopping, go see a movie, get your nails done, or whatever else you want to do. If you are inclined to remember and memorialize someone that you knew or even complete strangers, then you should do that. You shouldnt feel compelled to do anything.

    Of course...all of this not withstanding, you DO understand it was still stupid of the democrat party rep to post a pic of Obama eating an Ice Cream under the heading "Happy Memorial Day!"...right?
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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Memorial Day is to honor our fallen soldiers. And we should do that, absolutely. But, is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day, or should we spend the day in deep thought and solemn remembrance?
    Sack cloth and ashes might look more pious and respectful to some, and if that is how they choose to spend Memorial Day, then that is what they should do. Those who choose to enjoy the company of the living with a bar-b-que or any other kinds of social or pleasurable activities, that is what they should do. To raise a glass in memory of those who have passed on in a celebration of their lives is just as honorable as being 'quiet and respectful'.
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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    Let people celebrate/honor/mourn in whatever way they choose.
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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    Yes, I will barbecue and drink beer and lay out by the pool with music blaring.

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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I don't either, but some people (here at DP and elsewhere) are acting like it is. Hence, the question.
    I never knew that!

    I think enjoying the day is actually a way in itself to honor those soldiers. They made the ultimate sacrifice so the rest of us could enjoy the freedoms they fought for! Feeling obligated to behave in a certain way seems counterintuitive.
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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    [QUOTE=VanceMack;1064654368]I frankly dont care if you barbeque, go to the park, go shopping, go see a movie, get your nails done, or whatever else you want to do. If you are inclined to remember and memorialize someone that you knew or even complete strangers, then you should do that. You shouldnt feel compelled to do anything.

    Of course...all of this not withstanding,
    you DO understand it was still stupid of the democrat party rep to post a pic of Obama eating an Ice Cream under the heading "Happy Memorial Day!"...right?[
    /QUOTE]



    I do understand that some people will use every chance that they get to bad mouth the Black man who lives in the White House.

    I don't know what that has to do with Memorial Day.




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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    Today, I planted spring flowers around my flagpole, wrote letters to a few veteran friends of mine, watched the laying of the wreath in Arlington (on TV,) shed a tear or two watching military tributes on television and on my computer.

    Later today, I will grill out with the neighbors and drink a few beers.

    'Cause that's how I roll! GO NAVY!

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