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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.
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
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.