Ilhan Omar Reveals She Has No Idea What Memorial Day Means

Radical Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has provoked a backlash after she issued a confusing statement revealing she has no idea who Memorial Day is meant to honor.

As most Americans already know, Memorial Day is for honoring and mourning the brave patriots in the U.S. military who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

However, in a statement shared on social media, Omar suggested that Memorial Day is meant to honor all “men and women who served our country.”

She continued by claiming that America shows its gratitude on Memorial Day by providing them with “access to quality mental health services, job opportunities, housing assistance, and the benefits they were promised.”

However, as many pointed out on social media, those who gave their lives serving their country are not able to access these services.

Omar appeared to have confused Memorial Day with Veterans Day.

“On [Memorial Day], we honor the heroic men and women who served our country,” the Somalia-born congresswoman said in a post on X.

“We owe them more than our gratitude – they have more than earned access to quality mental health services, job opportunities, housing assistance, and the benefits they were promised.”

The post now appears to have been deleted.

X users immediately jumped on the mistake, however.

“Oh no,” wrote one user.

“Quickly take this down!!

“Just like the faux pas with your Easter message, honoring people who served our country and giving them services is NOT what Memorial Day is about.

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“This is offensive to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us.”

Another one helpfully wrote:

“1) You’re confusing Veteran’s Day with Memorial Day.

“2) I thought we had the VA for all of that.

“3) How do we give those things to dead people (see 1).”

Memorial Day commemorates those who gave their lives in military service to the United States.

It is not supposed to honor military veterans generally.

The holiday, initially called Decoration Day, was created in the aftermath of the Civil War.

It was established as a day of remembrance of those who died in America’s bloodiest conflict, The History Channel observed.

The holiday was later extended to cover those who were killed in other conflicts that the United States fought.

Veterans Day came about after World War One.

It was created to celebrate and give thanks to America’s living and dead veterans, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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