As I mentioned a few days ago, many Americans have lost sight of what Memorial Day is all about. During this time we’ve set aside to remember the final sacrifice made by men and women in service to the nation, the last thing a company should be doing is trying to exploit the holiday in their marketing.
Don’t get me wrong; I am not suggesting companies shut down or turn away business on this holiday weekend, but please stop using the actual holiday in your marketing materials, especially if what you are selling has nothing to do with remembering the fallen.
It is now early Sunday morning, and this kind of stuff is already all over Twitter and Facebook, but mostly on Twitter. But before the tackiness, I am glad to see I am not alone in my feelings.
If you're going to buy a fridge on a Memorial Day sale, how about buying it for a fallen soldier's family.
— Lucius Scribbens (@LScribbens) May 25, 2014
Memorial Day Tackiness
These have shown up since I posted this: