In “Memorial Day 2012″  (http://bit.ly/MSf8dH), I committed a serious error of omission as well as what liberals would characterize as a grievous blunder in word usage.  

In calling for renewed recognition of the meaning of Memorial Day honoring the 1,343,812 men and women who have died in the service of our country, I neglected to mention the tens of millions of veterans of America’s wars who  honorably served.  I also made the mistake–according to the Left–of calling our war dead “heroes.”

Americans often confuse Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, with another national holiday, Veterans’ Day, originally referred to as Armistice Day. 

Memorial Day honors our war dead whereas the latter commemorates the official conclusion of World War One on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918.  The purpose of Veterans’ day was later changed to celebrate all who have served in America’s military. 

In fact, all veterans should be saluted as heroes and remembered in our prayers.   The only difference between them and our fallen heroes is that they survived. 

Wounded Warrior Project  Consider showing your appreciation and support for our hero vets by contributing to the very worthy Wounded Warrior Project.  (http://bit.ly/KZesix)

Then, again, are they really “heroes”?  

  Chris Hayes thinks not. 

The leftist weekend host and fill-in for Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, and Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, the cable “news” adjunct of Barack Hussein Obama’s Democrat Party, believes his parents are “totally amazing, heroic figures” because they are far-out liberals.  But he thinks referring to America’s fallen as “is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.”  (http://bit.ly/KjovS3)

What Jesuitical gibberish!  

In honor of Memorial Day, Hayes felt compelled to demean our military and those who gave their lives for us.  He said he feels “uncomfortable” in describing fallen American soldiers as “heroes.” 

In a stuttering, semi-articulate attack on those brave men and women, an attack with which his liberal guests fully concurred, Hayes uncomfortably explained his discomfort.

In his own rambling words, Hayes said that ”Thinking today and observing Memorial Day, that’ll be happening tomorrow. . . Um, I, I, ah, back sorry, um, I think it’s interesting because I think it is very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking valor, without invoking the words “heroes.” 

Apparently, valor is as evil as heroism to America’s nasty, confused libs.

If that insightful observation were not sufficient to demonstrate Hayes’  insensitive ignorance of the meaning of a hero and their ultimate sacrifice, he added, ”Um, and, ah, ah, why do I feel so comfortable [sic] about  the word “hero”?  I feel comfortable, ah, uncomfortable, about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.” 

Perhaps realizing his grossly irrational insult of those who died and to give him  more opportunity to make an ass of himself, Hayes babbled on: “Um, and, I don’t want to obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone that’s fallen, and obviously there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism: hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers and things like that.  But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way that is problematic.  But maybe I’m wrong about that.” (http://bit.ly/Jvk33i) 

I’m embarrassed to admit that I have a number of things in common with Hayes, including being a Catholic, Jesuit-educated Bronx native of Irish extraction who also graduated from Fordham University although I don’t share either his liberal family background nor Hayes’ radical leftism.   

Nevertheless, I completely understand Hayes’ discomfort. 

After all, he’s a liberal who hates war and everyone knows we conservatives just love killing and destruction and chaos, not to mention polluting the air we and our children breathe, poisoning the water we drink, and that we don’t give a damn about America’s future.

What I don’t quite grasp is his inability to understand that men and women who volunteer for military service, endure “a hail of gunfire,” and save the lives of their “fellow soldiers,” don’t qualify as heroic in Hayes’ twisted mind.  

The conservative blogosphere lit up with Chris Hayes’ ridicule and denunciation, Ann Coulter excused him because he is probably menstruating, and the mainstream media totally ignored his idiotic un-American sentiments he mouthed for Memorial Day.

Memorial Day was intended to express our respect for America’s heroes.  In their quest to denigrate our country and those heroic people, liberals like MSNBC’s Hayes disgrace our nation and degrade the brave people who defend us and afford them the freedom to disgrace us. 

If they succeed in their goal of undermining the spirit of America’s military, we won’t have to worry about losing the war on terror.  We will have already surrendered and Memorial Day will become an antiquated vestige of a once-great nation that disparaged the very individuals who enabled nitwits such as MSNBC’s Chris Hayes to spout their ungrateful disloyalty. 

Fox News' Jenna Lee admits  To figuratively cleanse your palate after reading Hayes’ polluted rhetoric, do see and hear Fox News’ Jenna Lee’s reflections on her Navy SEAL husband, his war experiences, and the loss of his fellow heroes:  http://bit.ly/JQbsTF. 

May God bless and save America!