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    Since Memorial Day weekend is a long weekend, with Memorial Day itself falling on the last Monday of May, some users defended the vice president, saying she will issue an appropriate statement to commemorate those who died while serving in the US army. But many netizens still considered her tweet to be in poor taste.

    Twitter users on both sides of the political spectrum recently pointed to the lack of respect for Memorial Day shown by US Vice President Kamala Harris.

    "Enjoy the long weekend", Harris tweeted on Saturday, referring to the three days of rest Americans typically get in connection with Memorial Day. While the holiday does indeed provide an opportunity to spend some extra time with loved ones, many netizens believe that the three days should be spent memorializing those who "gave the last full measure of devotion".

    Others also considered it to be an inappropriate tweet for a vice president to post given the significance of the day.

    Traditionally, Americans spend Memorial Day weekend paying tribute to fallen soldiers at cemeteries and memorials, with some wearing a red poppy - a tradition dating back to the World War I-era.

    Harris also recently drew attention at the US Naval Academy on Friday, where she joked about the military shifting to green energy for "combat power".

    "Just ask any Marine today, would she rather carry 20 pounds of batteries or a rolled-up solar panel, and I am positive she will tell you a solar panel, and so would he", the VP said and then giggled.

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