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.
Today, reflect and feel thankful for all those who gave their lives in service of our country. Then, think about how you can give back and what you can do to help those who remain lead better lives with the respect and dignity they deserve. Happy #MemorialDay! pic.twitter.com/Ad4TosDRUo
— Polis for Colorado (@PolisForCO) May 28, 2018
And then there’s U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette. Would it kill her to show the rest of the American flag?
On #MemorialDay, we thank the countless Americans who laid down their lives for our country. We must honor their sacrifice by ensuring their loss was not in vain. That means serving our communities, defending American values and working to fight injustice and inequality. pic.twitter.com/3wyx5qocNB
— Rep. Diana DeGette (@RepDianaDeGette) May 28, 2018
These gentlemen, all Republicans, get it.
On #MemorialDay we remember and honor the brave men and women who have laid down their lives in defense of this nation. We are the land of the free because of their sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/knXGyYVg14
— Rep. Scott Tipton (@RepTipton) May 28, 2018
On #MemorialDay, we take time to remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. We live in the land of freedom and opportunity only because our heroes have given everything to protect us, & today we celebrate their life & legacy.
— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) May 28, 2018
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman is actually a veteran, so of course he understands the purpose of Memorial Day.
— Rep. Mike Coffman (@RepMikeCoffman) May 28, 2018