Just when you thought Andrew Cuomo couldn’t screw up any more than he already has he is back with something worse.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that flags in the state would fly at half staff this memorial day weekend, and state landmarks would be illuminated in red white, and blue. What may seem like a touching tribute to veterans is actually something completely different.
This Memorial Day weekend, flags will be flown at half-staff and NY landmarks will be illuminated in red, white & blue to honor essential workers who lost their lives to COVID-19.
We owe these brave individuals a profound thank you and hold them & their families in our thoughts.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 24, 2021
Flags will not be flown at half staff in observance of Memorial Day, rather they will be flown there in order to honor frontline workers who died during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Normally, this would be a nice thing, honoring those who gave their lives as nurses, doctors, and emergency responders during a global pandemic, but not this weekend.
Memorial Day is a holiday meant to honor veterans who have paid the ultimate price for our country. The “last full measure of devotion” as Abraham Lincoln once said.
I’m not a veteran but, when Governor Cuomo just disregards the whole meaning of Memorial Day and decides to honor a completely different group of people I find it to be not only tone-deaf but disrespectful.
I’m totally in favor of a “COVID Memorial Day” where we do things like those proposed by Governor Cuomo today, but this weekend is simply not the weekend for it. It diminishes the sacrifice hundreds of thousands of American men and women have made in service of this great nation.
What do you think? Do you think Governor Cuomo is right for doing this? Let us know in the comments!