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This is What Happens When the President Says ‘Happy Memorial Day’

Mike Sunderhaus of Bel Air, Maryland, becomes emotional as he visits the grave site of his friend, U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremiah E. Savage, who was killed in 2004 during Operation Iraqi Freedom, at Arlington National Cemetery on May 25, 2014. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Mike Sunderhaus of Bel Air, Maryland, becomes emotional as he visits the grave site of his friend, U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremiah E. Savage, who was killed in 2004 during Operation Iraqi Freedom, at Arlington National Cemetery on May 25, 2014. Alex Wong/Getty Images

For his Memorial Day tweet, President Trump speculated about how pleased men and women who've died in combat would be about the state of the country.

Retired General and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey took exception to the president's tone.

Retired General and former head of the CIA and NSA Michael Hayden was blunt.

The progressive VoteVets organization made their criticism personal.

What do you think? Should the president have wished everyone a "Happy" Memorial Day? Are critics overreacting to score political points or do they have a point about respecting the solemnity of the day? If you were the president, how would you commemorate the fallen with your Twitter account?

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