Several members of the Colorado delegation marked Memorial Day on Twitter, noting the true intention of the last Monday in May and thanking our American military men and women who gave their lives while in service to this country.

This comes as an automatic reflex to Republicans, who support our military year-round.

They understand that Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor and pay tribute to those who died in service.

But it gets a little confusing for our Democratic friends who are only patriotic a couple times a year, especially when they have tough campaigns. Some seem to think it’s also Veterans Day, the federal holiday when we honor everyone who has served in the military.

We’re not even sure if U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is telling us what to do, or what he’s doing today.

And then there’s U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette. Would it kill her to show the rest of the American flag?


These gentlemen, all Republicans, get it.

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman is actually a veteran, so of course he understands the purpose of Memorial Day.