Skip to comments.Americans Forget The Meaning of Memorial Day!
Posted on 06/01/2013 10:17:17 PM PDT by imardmd1
Many Americans don't even know the meaning of Memorial Day, and some don't even care! Have a look. Mark Dice talks with beach goers in San Diego about this important holiday.
Mark Dice is a media analyst, political activist, and author who, in an entertaining and educational way, gets people to question our celebrity obsessed culture, and the role the mainstream media and elite secret societies play in shaping our lives. Check out Mark's books in paperback on Amazon.com or e-book on Kindle, iBooks, Nook, or Google Play.
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No. CALIFORNIANS don’t know. Everyone who is friends with me on FB sure knows!
Oh, good grief. Give the knee-jerk California bashing a rest. Do you think he’d have gotten better results elsewhere, say Detroit or Chicago?
Thank you! I am Californian and I know the meaning... in the “Mexican-American” household i grew up in, we celebrated Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans’ Day, as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter... how silly for any one to imply only Californians don’t know the meaning of Memorial Day... i bet there are even people in Texas who don’t know the meaning...
There are many people who should be processed in to cat food.
Most of the media coverage I saw had it confused with veterans day
Yes, I do know, too, and I was barely five years old the birthday that I got my Indian blanket on November 1, and a month later my Mom and Dad had to try to explain to me why our lives were going to change. My Dad was a preacher, and didn't have to go. But he did have to try to comfort many of his parishioners who had one or more blue stars in their windows--a little small flag with a newly shed blood-red border, a the stars centered on the white field.
I've been taken along a few times when a blue star changed to gold.
I've participated and attended many Decoration Day parades, and heard the homilies and rifle salutes at the cemetery--fired a few of them myself. Today I thought of the many years that the Memorial Days have been observed, "Lest they forget ..."; and that ever more Americans have failed to observe, and they have "forgotten"--which means ignored. Viewing this little video perplexed me, such that I didn't know whether to laugh at the absurdity or rage at the inanity of the responses Mark Dice ferreted out of his interviewees.
Now we see where the liberals' control our media, churches, schools, and legislative halls has taken us.
Thanks to Dice for his clever exposure of the obscene ignorance of our heritage that floods the country.
Are you American or Mexican?
I know the meaning of Memorial Day. For me, everyday is Memorial Day.
Excuse me??? You don’t know what I’m doing or why. I like CA, but no one can deny the place draws empty headed NUTS. Now go find something productive to do instead of misjudging people you don’t know.
American... my saying Mexican-American says that I am American... grammatically, American in this instance is the noun... Mexican is the adjective... so I am American with Mexican ethnicity... and more specifically, of the Southwest region... my ancestors are from the New Mexico region... there are cultural and social differences among various ethnicities, even when all are American... I grew up knowing that I am American... we spoke English mainly, but also knew how to speak Spanish... we do not celebrate Mexican holidays or have Mexican flags in our home... I used to avoid labeling my ethnicity, but I find that silly now... there is a commonality that I have with other Mex-Ams, even those I differ from politically... and there is even more commonality I have with those from the Southwest region, and even differences among those from the Southwest and those whose ancestry hail from further southern regions of actual Mexico.. so I am American...
That attitude encourages me greatly. I hope it will continue to motivate more people to enroll in the Veterans Affairs Volunteer Services program, and especially for efforts to comfort and assist the families of our heroes fallen Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
With gratefulness ---
So noted and appreciated.My great regret is that I never served. There aren’t words enough in any language or time under Heaven to express my gratitude for those who have and for those who are currently standing a post. Most of all, NEVER forget those who never stopped being nineteen on a foreign battlefield or who rest in the deep until the sea shall give them up. It’s for them that I remember everyday.
my ancestors did not leave Mexico.. i just count myself so lucky that the Southwest was encompassed by the US.. i am not proud of any heritage... i did not choose my heritage... didn’t earn any heritage... i do not think i live as a Mexican in America... how could i? i am American and always have been... but my ethnicity is Mexican... my hubby is of German ancestry, and as much as we have in common as Americans, and conservative Americans at that, we would be lying if we said there were no ethinicial differences... it is not a big deal.. it just is...
‘’...it’s not a big deal.. it just is’’... Si Senora, de nada. Or as the Irish are fond of saying ‘’T’is’’.
There is one thing I don’t understand. A person from Mexico, or Canada, Brazil, or Argentina is American. Last time I check Canada and Mexico are in North America. Argentina, Chile, Brazil, etc., are in South America. Why would some people think they are not Americans??
i guess because US citizens are called Americans... it’s not like Europe where none of the different counties’ citizens are only referred to as European... i suppose Canadians and Mexicans can think of themselves as North Americans... but i doubt they will ever think of themselves as Americans... i guess if we were called US Americans, it might have been different...