Friday, September 09, 2005

Resurrecting irony

This weekend, on September 11, the Department of Defense will be holding the America Supports You Freedom Walk. According to the walk website, “The America Supports You FREEDOM WALK is an event that allows citizens the opportunity to remember the victims of September 11, honor our American servicemen and women, past and present, and commemorate our freedom.”

I just looked up the definition of commemorate:

1. To honor the memory of with a ceremony.
2. To serve as a memorial to.
Well, this confirms my suspicion that DoD is finally admitting what we liberals have believed for a while now.

Apparently, freedom is dead.

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Jeff said...

You know why I like you, Liz? You care about language. And actual freedom, not right-wing bumper-sticker freedom.

(There are, of course, other reasons I like you. Some involve monkeys.)

KCinDC said...

Yes, they came up with the "commemorate freedom" phrase last month, apparently because they were trying to eliminate the word "celebrate" to calm the uproar about having a party on 9/11.

Elizabeth said...

Hmmm...guess I am not as original as I thought. Oh well.

matty said...

nice find.
i think most people could use a daily dose of irony.
i use my daily dose to keep me sharp and skeptical.