Memorial Day is a solemn national observance remembering and revering the memory of those brave military men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country.


45th President Donald “Make Me Great Again” Trump, a Vietnam War draft-dodger, tweeted a moronic and meaningless 48 word Memorial Day message to the nation containing the insensitive terms “Happy” and “Nice” , only 7 words referencing our fallen American heroes and sheroes, and 38 words of self-promotion having nothing to do with Memorial Day or its meaning (see below).


Apparently he does not comprehend the meaning of Memorial Day or does not care about its memorial meaning. It is not a “Happy” or “Nice” memorial remembrance, especially to American veterans and families who have lost comrades and loved ones to the tragedy of war.


Appropriate and respectful Memorial Day messages from patriotic past presidents can be easily checked on the internet and compared to this inappropriate and disrespectful Trump tweet. Unfortunately, he spends more time playing with his tweeter than demonstrating the dignity of the presidency.


“Happy Memorial Day! Those who died for our country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today. Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18 years), rebuilding our Military and much more. Nice!” – Trump 2018


John Compere

Brigadier General, US Army (Retired), Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam), Texas rancher

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  1. Calif Anon

    Gen Compere,
    Do you remember Obama in 2010, his speech, oh that is right, he forego the ceremonies at Arlington so that he and Michael, oops Michelle, could go to a BBQ in Chicago.

    Stick to your day job as a rancher, you are best suited for that than a general in the military.

  2. Grey One talks sass

    CA – what’s it like in that fact free universe of yours? Do you have to obey the same laws of physics as the rest of us humans on the planet? Curious minds are curious.

    President Obama planned to give a speech in Chicago on Memorial Day 2010, I didn’t see anything about a barbeque as the event was rained out. But of course, you had to be rude; all in all a perfect reflection of your religion.

    Well done Calif Anon, well done.

  3. G

    Sorry CA, but Mr. Compere was a general before he became a rancher. if you don’t think, he should have been general, then blame the US Army people, and the President of the USA who submitted his name for promotion to Congress and then blame Congress for confirming his name for promotion to general.

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