in essence memorial day is all flash, no substance. why is it a weekend for celebration over the dead? canada has remembrance day and it's a day of mourning more than anything else; you will not see HOT HOT REMEMBRANCE DAY SAVINGS up here. doubtless i'll get like five angry replies telling me to fuck off and that they love the troops and do mourn but look at the public image of memorial day and tell me if "new swimsuits and bbq" and "big sales" are particularly mournful or thoughtful of the troops returning beyond WOOOOOOOOOO
Look Nephilim, I don't understand why you decided to come to this thread and spread your dissidence about the US Military and a US holiday (which is obviously not yours). It seems to me that your only goal was to spread your own personal misery with the rest of us. First of your contempt for US Military and secondly for the advertising industries postering for monetary gain.
Not a single person here has condoned the honoring of those who have disgraced the uniform they wore/wear.
I and many others here, have several family members who have served in the military with honor and conducted themselves in honorable ways during their time of service. I find your pitiful malicious remarks completely distasteful to the veterans that are here on JU.
Ted, Moderateman, Shadow War, BFD, Leeman, and other's I'm misssing all have served in the US military (THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!!!).
Nephilim you complained that the advertising agencies have become distasteful in their sole interest for monetary gain for them and the industries they represent. I find you completely contradictory in your absence to acknowledge BFD's attempt to refocus his readers back to the purpose of this US National Holiday. This complete absences reveals your only motive. To spread your miserable agenda in an attempt to justify your self-righteousness. This follows quite consistently with your moniker?
I highly doubt that you achieved your objective here other than puking on the rest of us. You aren't even a US citizen and I'm confused as to why you'd even care about our holiday and choose to begrudge us from remembering and honoring those who have fought for our freedoms (even including yours up there, eh) especially those who lost their lives while doing so.