An auto lot commercial on Springfield TV stations reminds us of the true reason for Memorial Day. “Do you remember when Memorial Day was the best time to buy a car?” Yes, this car dealer knows the true history and meaning of the holiday. Unlike Christians and others that go to memorial services to remember those who died in service to this country.
Many of you may have been under the impression that the creation of the original holiday was to honor war dead. Apparently you are wrong. Others may have used this weekend to remember loved ones who have passed away. Apparently you are wrong. Christian churches in the area that honor veterans, war dead or others who have died, have apparently changed the meaning of this event.
Don’t have family gatherings at churches, homes or parks. Don’t go to cemetaries to decorate the graves with flowers. Don’t attend ceremonies on Monday to remember those who have given their lives for our freedoms. Go to car lots and celebrate the way Congress intended when this holiday was originally created. Buy a car.
Or you could express your displeasure with this tacky commercial. Avoid buying a car from these lots. Boycott all the locations in the area. Call them and tell them why you will never purchase a vehicle of any kind from someone that believes holidays were created for retailers to sell more products.
You may have been offended before by commercials. They are used to promote products, but they should not offend our sensibilities with their content. They often use shocking images and language and think it is acceptable. Humor may be used, but off color jokes and offensive comments should be off limits.
Holiday sales may be used by companies to try to sell more product. Try to stop the abuse of the airwaves by offensive advertisements that insult our intelligence. Use your time off to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Show the car dealer by making this the worst Memorial Day they ever had. Maybe next year they will just close for the day.