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Squad Members Make Major Memorial Day Mistake

( – Memorial Day allows Americans to stop and commemorate the military members who gave their lives in service of the country. Two members of the far-left congressional group “The Squad” appeared to forget what the day was for in social media posts.

On May 27, Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Cori Bush (D-MO) posted on X, formerly Twitter, acknowledging Memorial Day. However, it appears the two forgot what the day was about. Instead of honoring service members who died, they discussed what America should do for living veterans.

Rep. Omar’s post stated America was honoring “the heroic men and women who served our country.” She said everyone owes them gratitude, then launched into a list of services the government should provide veterans. According to the congresswoman, veterans have “earned access to quality mental health services, job opportunities, housing assistance, and the benefits they were promised.”

Rep. Bush posted that they were honoring veterans on Memorial Day on that day and every day. Like Omar, she also listed all of the services that they should provide for living veterans. She called on lawmakers to invest in services for mental health, universal healthcare, education, and others to “build a world free of war and violence.”

Both of the congresswomen deleted the posts after they received backlash online. They mixed the holiday up with Veterans Day, which is on November 11 each year and honors living veterans.

Shockingly, the congresswomen are not alone. A recent survey sponsored by USAA and conducted by YouGov and Endeavor Analytics found that 46% of US adults didn’t know why the country celebrated the day. Almost half of them said that they think it’s okay to wish veterans a “Happy Memorial Day” and thank them for their service.

According to USAA, the sentiment is well-meaning but it detracts from the somber reason for the day. The congresswomen later reposted new messages that actually honored deceased service members.

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