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    The US vice president encouraged fellow Americans to “enjoy the long weekend” as the United States prepared to commemorate the men and women who died serving the country.

    Less than a day after the backlash Kamala Harris faced for failing to honour American veterans – past and present – in a tweet ahead of Memorial Day, the vice president took to Twitter to apparently fix her “real misfire,” as some have put it.

    "Throughout our history our service men and women have risked everything to defend our freedoms and our country. As we prepare to honor them on Memorial Day, we remember their service and their sacrifice," Harris wrote on Sunday.

    ​The message was a considerable departure from her earlier post; on Saturday, the VP shared her smiling photo alongside the caption "Enjoy the weekend." The post was blasted for failing to acknowledge the acts of bravery by US military personnel and celebrate their achievements. 

    “It is Memorial Day weekend. This weekend is our time as a nation to honor our Fallen. It is our dedicated time to reflect on our war fighters, those who paid the ultimate price for our Freedom,” the Code of Vets community wrote in response, with scores of other social media users joining the chorus. 

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