Here’s an awesome Memorial Day Vine from the National Guard

These sorts of social media tributes can be done well with a little creativity, empathy, and imagination. 

 

Audra Schroeder

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Published May 26, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 6:15 am CDT

While brands compete for the most tone-deaf tweets on Memorial Day, the National Guard posted one of the most striking tributes to veterans and soldiers.

A 360-degree view of a soldier is edited to show Arlington National Cemetery and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, among other locations, in an effort to “Honor those who have stood for our country.”

It’s a reminder not just of what soldiers sacrifice, but also of the fact that sometimes these sorts of social media tributes can be done well, with a little creativity, empathy, and imagination.

However, when those elements are lacking, you get tweets like this:

Take time to enjoy the sweeter things in life today, & to remember those who made the sacrifices for us to enjoy them pic.twitter.com/6LcJfIosi0

— Cinnabon (@Cinnabon) May 26, 2014

Screengrab via the National Guard/Vine

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*First Published: May 26, 2014, 1:42 pm CDT