Former Pentagon spokesman David Lapan, a retired Marine colonel, said the move represented the "further politicization of our military" and was a "ludicrous" move "in the face of so many more important and pressing personnel issues."
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"After 18-plus years of war, we have asked a lot of our military and their families, and they have sacrificed," Lapan said. "Let's give them a day off rather than a day on for this holiday."
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