Skip to comments.Complaints prompt Publix to remove calendar that omitted Pearl Harbor
Posted on 01/10/2010 6:16:07 PM PST by greatdefender
Responding to customers' complaints, Publix has stopped distributing a free 2010 calendar that marked Dec. 7 as the start of the Islamic New Year but excluded the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Joyce Kaufman, whose radio talk show on WFTL-AM 850 is broadcast from Miami-Dade to Palm Beach counties, criticized the supermarket chain on her show Wednesday, saying the company failed to include Pearl Harbor in a calendar that it had widely provided at supermarkets in recent weeks.
Kaufman, a Coconut Creek resident, said omitting the Pearl Harbor anniversary would disappoint World War II veterans. She told the Sun Sentinel she also considers some Muslims -- only those who are "radical and want to destroy Western civilization" -- as enemies of the United States.
She urged listeners to call Publix if the calendar offended them. The supermarket company received several complaints, mostly about the Pearl Harbor anniversary missing from the calendar, Publix officials said.
"We regret that the day of remembrance, Pearl Harbor, is not noted and as a result of customer feedback, we will add Pearl Harbor to next year's calendar," said Kimberly Jaeger, a Publix spokeswoman in Miami.
Since 2005, Publix has provided the free calendar, which has only marked holidays, including Independence Day and Veterans Day, Jaeger said.
The calendar also features holidays celebrated overseas, such as Puerto Rico Commonwealth Constitution Day and Haitian Flag Day.
Still, the calendar always has excluded days of observance and remembrance, including Pearl Harbor, "due to the number of holidays in a calendar year," Jaeger said.
Meanwhile, the date of the Islamic New Year varies each year, she said. In 2010, it "happens to fall on Dec. 7," Jaeger said.
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Let's hope that's not prophetic.
Anybody know where I can get an Islamic calender that has Pearl Harbor day on it?
Destruction of America.
What in the f were these idiots thinking in the FIRST PLACE.
We should NEVER forget Pearl Harbour, nor its many lessons.
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