Apple commemorates Memorial Day with ‘Remembrance Table’ at Apple Park

“This Monday, May 28 is Memorial Day in the United States, which commemorates individuals who died while serving in the armed forces,” Mitchel Broussard reports for MacRumors.

“In an effort to honor the day,” Broussard reports, “Apple CEO Tim Cook shared an image on Twitter this morning, explaining one way that the company will remember those we’ve lost in active military duty.”

In “Apple Park, employees have set up what Cook describes as a ‘Remembrance Table,’ which he says ‘honors the men and women of our armed forces,'” Broussard reports. “The Remembrance Table has been set up in Caffè Macs.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Takee: Thank you to all of those who gave their lives while serving the United States of America.

Note: Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. It originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. In the U.S., Memorial Day also unofficially marks the beginning of summer.

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    1. In my experience, 99+% of Americans were, and are, grateful for the women who did serve. All the war dead died for all Americans, even those who denigrate their sacrifice… and even those who dodged national service.

      1. Men and women are not equal, women are incapable of combat duties, nature intended it that way. Men in the armed forces can do everthing and more than women can do , women cannot do everything men can do. Without the millions of MEN who died there would be no United States.

      1. The problem is that this has led to prioritizing political correctness over military capability. Women cannot carry men, they cannot carry nearly as much as men, they cannot shoot as accurately and under pressure as men, their bodies break down faster than men, women have more body fat than muscle relative to men. Forcing women into combat roles is a blunder that will only end in catastrophe.

        1. I went through Basic Training at the end of the test where Men and Women were trained side by side. We were literally the last cycle at Ft Leonard Wood to do so C-3-3 1982 and were the first company to get all BDUs instead of 1/2 and 1/2 BDUs and Green “Pickle” Suits left over from the Vietnam Era.

          We had one Platoon of women and 4 Platoons of men. The only time we were segregated was when we slept- they literally had the entire 3rd floor of the Barracks to themselves.

          After Basic, I was trained and worked as a (then) 84B Signal Corps Photographer and saw everyone from Privates to Generals and worked with units from other services in both the field and in garrison. The school was also a joint service school where we trained with Marine and Air Force Photographers (the Navy maintained a separate school at that time). I served both in the US and overseas.

          What I saw in training is that some women can meet the physical demands required of men, but not all. To be honest, not all men who were recruited could make the grade- only about 40% of men graduate from Ranger School and almost half of them must repeat at least one section of the training. There are also special considerations regarding hygiene for women that require special accommodation for them in the field environment.

          During Basic, one Female Recruit tied me for high Marksmanship with the M-16 Rifle and another male recruit for High PT for our training cycle. She also scored perfect on the Common Task Training hands on testing and was by any standard a superior Soldier. This young woman was selected for USMAPS- then at Ft Monmouth – and graduated West Point afterward. I would posit that she could have easily passed Ranger or other advanced Infantry type training without bending the rules.

          I have no problem with women serving in any part of the Armed Forces as long as they can meet the standards required of the men already serving. The honest truth of the matter is that the Armed Services need women- the Women who serve in the Army (170,000) alone roughly equal the headcount of the Marine Corps. Only about 600 women have qualified to serve in Infantry and Armor MOSes.

  1. So what, Nick, you decided that the 0.1% don’t merit a mention?
    Perfect example of a social media comment that doesn’t merit the pixels required to display it.

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