A couple of days ago on another (lesser) gun forum, one of the vendors put a big splashy notice out for a Memorial Day contest honoring Vets and LEO's. I posted a respectful reply that I thought that Memorial Day was the wrong venue for a contest and that perhaps Veterans Day would be much better suited. IMHO Memorial Day is strickly to honor our fallen Heros. BTW just as a point of reference - I flew 109 combat missions and 9 members of my squadron perished over North Vietnam and Laos. My father is buried at Jefferson Barracks. A few hours later my posted reply went MIA. Last night I was contacted via a personal message by a forum member (not the vendor) saying that my post was removed for not being in the spirit of the contest. "Inflamatory" was an adjective used by this member. We went back and forth a couple of times regarding their opinion vs. mine. All very respectful from my end. Next thing I know I am being informed that I am forever banished from this forum. Am I wrong for believing that Memorial Day is too sacred a holiday to be linked to a vendor contest? Also, am I wrong to believe that forums should be open to respectful discourse?