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Jesse Kelly Reminds Twitter of the Meaning of Memorial Day and the Replies Are Truly Inspiring

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As we salute our annual commemoration of Memorial Day in the United States, it is never a bad idea to get a reminder about what this holiday means. 

Don't bother asking Joe Biden or Kamala Harris though. They think it is just about ice cream and a long weekend: 


Sorry to begin this article with such awful takes from our 'leaders,' but I thought it was important to set the framework. 

A MUCH better source for understanding Memorial Day is Jesse Kelly. We love Kelly here at Twitchy, mainly for his humorous -- if cynical -- takes on American politics, but also for his firm stance as an anti-Communist and his emphasis on getting involved politically if you want to make change, especially at the local level. He has offered some brilliant advice on both topics over the years. 

But Kelly is also a Marine. He might say that he is first and foremost a Marine. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 2000. After the nightmare of 9/11, Kelly served as an infantry Marine in the Second Gulf War and was honorably discharged after four years in the Corps. 

On Friday, Kelly reminded everyone on Twitter what Memorial Day means. 

It's not a lot to ask. We have an entire month to celebrate 'pride' and about 300 other days during the year to celebrate every new letter in the gender cult. (Yesterday was even 'Pansexual Awareness Day,' whatever that means.)

All we are asked to give our fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen, and their families and loved ones is one single day.

But Kelly's tweet was just the beginning. What followed was an avalanche of replies from users on Twitter who gave us the gift of letting us share in the memory of those heroes.

I say this with all sincerity and not even an iota of sarcasm: You may want to get some Kleenex handy before you read on. (I know I needed some.) 

On this Memorial Day weekend, let's take time to remember and honor those who sacrificed all for the United States of America and for us:

I have known many soldiers who have died in military service and even more friends who have lost spouses, other family members, or loved ones. As I am sure we all have. 

I also know many who are veterans or in active service today. This latter group, in honor of the former group, does not want to be recognized on Memorial Day. Ask any one of them and they'll tell you. For them, it is a sacred and solemn day to remember the fallen. (And please try not to tell anyone 'Happy Memorial Day'; it is disrespectful.)  

In closing, I would just like to take a moment to remember the inception of Memorial Day in the United States, with the Civil War and 'Decoration Day' to remember the fallen from both sides of that horrible conflict. 

To do that, there is really only one man -- and one speech -- to turn to: 

The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here, have, thus far, so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

-- Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863

 God Bless all of the fallen this Memorial Day.


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