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Vice President Kamala Harris under fire for 'disrespectful' tweet

Vice President Kamala Harris came under fire Saturday for tweeting about Memorial Day, but without mentioning the significance of the weekend.

"Enjoy the weekend," Harris wrote, over a candid photo of herself grinning.

Social networking users condemned Harris' lack of tact reminding the president of the sacrifices the"long weekend" is supposed to honor.

"Don't forget why we've got a very long weekend," Tony Lederer wrote in a tweet paired with an image of the Vietnam Memorial.

"It's Memorial Day weekend - [not] for enjoying - but for memorializing our fallen," wrote another. "Our brothers and sisters, who'gave the last full measure of devotion. Please try to honor that."

The tweet was shared using an image of a girl lying on a blanket in front of a tombstone at the Arlington National Cemetery with a baby.

"While we have the long weekend to'enjoy,' let us please take a solemn moment to recall those brave women and men who sacrificed *everything," Peter Francis wrote.

Memorial Day is celebrated the last Monday of May each year to honor the women and men who have died while serving in the U.S. army.

The convention began as Decoration Day throughout the spring at the years after the conclusion of the Civil War, eventually becoming a federal holiday in 1971.

A 2019 analysis by Bloomberg BNA discovered that 97 percent of employees designated Memorial Day a paid day off, but approximately 40 percent of companies require some workers to still work.

Other social media users reminded the vice president that not many Americans have been allotted a long weekend having Mondays off, especially as the service industry has reopened after the coronavirus pandemic.

Harris dealt with the pandemic at a language in a commencement ceremony for graduates in the U.S. Naval Academy Friday.

"It's forever impacted our world," she said. "It has forever influenced our view, and if we weren't clear before, we know now: Our world is interconnected. Our planet is interdependent, and our world is fragile."

"This, midshipmen, is that the era we're in, and it is unlike any age that came before," Harris added.

However, Harris turned heads when she made a joke about Naval electrical engineers creating green energy during her speech Friday.

"Just ask any Marine today, would she rather carry 20 pounds of a rolled-up solar panel, and I am positive she'll inform you a solar panel, so would he," she explained, before laughing.

The White House declined to comment on the tweet which got unwanted focus.

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