I woke up from a nap today and checked my Facebook. I don't recommend this practice because we're not always thinking clearly in a state such as this. The first update I saw was from a local newspaper who was outraged that a bar, one which I have been to tons of times, posted a special on their giant sign outside the bar for everyone to see: "Remember Pearl Harbor With Bombs and Kamikazes!" Call me a dumb ass, but my gut reaction was to laugh my ass off. Now if you haven't already deemed me an idiot, the next thing I did was respond saying that people need to lighten up.
Then I realized that I could probably lose my job or something, so I deleted it.
It's good to have sick people around to make jokes with, and that's when it's time to do stuff like that. When you own a business, yeah, don't make a joke like that plastered on your building. As a matter of fact, don't say anything that anyone can ever be offended by. However, if I were drinking in that bar (again, I have a lot), and if the bartender, knowing his audience, proposed honoring the day with those shots, I would have gladly drank them and likely paid for them. And certainly laughed.
It's just a matter of knowing your audience.