Memorial Day was not founded in joy with the promise of bringing happiness and joy each year. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect, hence Veterans Day emerged. Armed Forces Day is specifically for the current members of the military, all branches.
From what I have seen and researched, depending on where you read, from 60-85% of American adults say their daily news source is biased. That is up from only 30-35% in the mid 70’s. What else has changed in America?