May 26, 2017 — Websites, TV programs, radio shows, social media outlets and the newspapers, etc. are full of ads once again ablaze with Memorial Day discounts. We are all being inundated and instructed to immediately Buy here, save here. Our biggest discount of the year. Save, Save, Save. Get 2 for 1. Kids eat free. 40% off cphones. All Mattresses 1/2 price plus free delivery. $9,500 below the MSRP and so much more.
So Here’s The Scoop: I honestly appreciate and respect how important it is for any business to advertise and stay in front of their targeted market 24/7. Heck, now in our 9th year InsideTheGate.Com (ITG) has sold and continues to sell advertising space to developers and ancillary industry businesses so that they, too, can promote and brand themselves around the clock to their target market right here in ITG.
However since most advertising, IMO, is subliminal messaging and the constant reinforcement of a company’s name, products, services and careers, etc. (aka: Branding) I would prefer, during ‘events’ like Memorial Day (week/weekend) that businesses simply remind or educate us as to the meaning or reason for the occasion.
For example: InsideTheGate.Com (ITG) encourages all U.S. patriots to pay their respects at one of our nation’s hundreds of National or State cemeteries this Memorial Day weekend where those who paid the ultimate price to secure our blessings, freedom and way of life continue to be laid to rest.
Remember ITG readers – Some gave all – and if you’re not sure what Memorial Day represents then you can find out some basic info by following this link.
And, by the way, should you care to pay your respects this Memorial Day then InsideTheGate.Com (ITG) recommends the following link as you’ll likely find a location right in your own area to do just that: https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/listcem.asp
“Duty, Honor, Country.” – General Douglas MacArthur’s Farewell Speech – 1962.
THAT IS ALL.
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