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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. In an effort to honor the day, 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's latest campus, 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." The Remembrance Table has been set up in Caffè Macs at Apple Park, sitting among tables where Apple employees gather to eat their lunch and other meals.

For the federal holiday on Monday, Apple typically gives many of its corporate employees the day off, but some of its retail locations will remain open across the country. On Monday you'll be able to use Apple's Find a Store web tool to see if locations near you are open for the day.

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19 months ago
Say what you will about politics or the different divisive things that we go through in our world. This is a classy move at Apple and it's a nice gesture to see this effort being made.
Rating: 28 Votes
19 months ago
I can't believe how many "Happy Memorial Day" things I have seen this week, Memorial Day is not a happy holiday, but one for remembrance...
Rating: 11 Votes
19 months ago
I'm stunned Cook et al did something that might be viewed as patriotic or respectful to the military.
Rating: 10 Votes
19 months ago

The clubhouse where my HOA has their meetings has one setup year-round. Step up your game Apple.


Your lawn is 1/8" above the acceptable height. Please remedy ASAP or we will be forced to sell your children to Foxconn.
Rating: 9 Votes
19 months ago

Say what you will about politics or the different divisive things that we go through in our world. This is a classy move at Apple and it's a nice gesture to see this effort being made.


It's marketing, nothing more.
Rating: 8 Votes
19 months ago
For those that don't get the rationale behind the table: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_man_table
Rating: 6 Votes
19 months ago

It's marketing, nothing more.


The tweet itself is tacky. It’s one thing if Apple wants to assure employees of its patriotism. But to advertise their participation to the world reduces it to a PR stunt. Why does their CEO feel we need to know?

Heck, it doesn’t even look like a casual snapshot. It looks intentionally staged.
Rating: 6 Votes
19 months ago

I'm stunned Cook et al did something that might be viewed as patriotic or respectful to the military.


There’s always that guy who feels the need to crap on someone who does something good.
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I can't believe how many "Happy Memorial Day" things I have seen this week, Memorial Day is not a happy holiday, but one for remembrance...


And what about this article makes you think that Apple feels otherwise?
Rating: 6 Votes
19 months ago
Love it. As a vet, I love seeing people get to enjoy a holiday dedicated to the memories of those we lost. I'm not big on the whole, "'You shouldn't be happy", shtick you see a lot. We should all be damn happy that there are those who made sacrifices so we can be happy. They would be partying right there with us, doing their best to enjoy their time in memory of those who can't.
Rating: 4 Votes
19 months ago

I can't believe how many "Happy Memorial Day" things I have seen this week, Memorial Day is not a happy holiday, but one for remembrance...

You heard it here first guys. Have a miserable three day weekend, everyone!
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Or apple could bring all it's income to the U.S.A., pay it's fair share of taxes and have the appropriate portion get into the military's hands.

Now wouldn't THAT be something!

They pay what's legally obligated. Do YOU pay more than necessary on your taxes? Didn't think so. Shhhh.
Rating: 4 Votes

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