Left Squad Members Mix Up Memorial Day With Veterans Day

Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Cori Bush (D-MO) brewed themselves a hot cup of backlash on Memorial Day after making a post about the day, in which they mixed up military observances. Instead the two Democrat representatives had mistaken Memorial Day, which is honor of fallen U.S. service members, for Veterans Day.

On her official government X account, Bush wrote, “This #MemorialDay & every day, we honor our veterans in St. Louis. We must invest in universal health care, affordable housing, comprehensive mental health services, and educational & economic opportunities for our veterans as we work to build a world free of war and violence.”

A few minutes after Bush’s post, Omar also took to her congressional X account to tweet, “On #MemorialDay, we honor the heroic men and women who served our country. 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.”

Despite their claims, Memorial Day is held annually on the last Mondays in May to honor fallen U.S. military members while Veterans Day is held annually on Nov. 11. As pointed out by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Day is a day to honor everyone who has served in the U.S. Military and observed especially “to thank LIVING veterans for their service.”

It did not take long for Bush and Omar to be corrected for their error, as Town Hall writer John Hasson wrote, “Ilhan Omar misunderstanding Memorial Day is incredibly on brand.”

“Ilhan Omar and Cori Bush have confused Memorial Day for Veterans Day. Where’s AOC?” political commentator Ian Miles Cheong asked.

“Cori Bush just[] deleted this. Memorial Day is for honoring those who have died while serving in the U.S. military. Veterans Day, which is in November, is for honoring everyone who has served in the U.S. Military and is largely intended to thank living veterans,” Ryan Saavedr wrote.

Bush would later delete her tweet, which did not go unnoticed, as the account Libs of TikTok wrote, “Cori Bush just deleted this tweet where she confused Memorial Day with Veterans Day.”

“Omar and Bush have now deleted these tweets,” Popular conservative commentator AG also wrote, after asking, “So do any of the squad members actually know what Memorial Day is about?”

The account End Wokeness also tweeted, “Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Cori Bush just deleted their Memorial Day tweets after revealing they have no clue what it is.”

“Ilhan Omar thinks Memorial Day is about celebrating people who are alive. Beyond parody,” OutKick’s David Hookstead tweeted, pointing out that “screenshots are forever” even though the post had been deleted.