Arlington, VA – Each Memorial Day, we remember and honor those who have died while serving our country. It is a widely recognized federal holiday and literally almost everyone knows what it is. One surgeon, however, was upset this morning after showing up to work expecting a party in his honor.
“I have given my soul to this profession,” Dr. Grayson Flag said, “and I’m a martyr. I was excited to have everyone celebrate me with a special memorial, but when I showed up to work there was hardly anyone here!” Dr. Flag says he has given his blood, sweat, and tears to his career and a part of him has literally died. “I have even fought nurses almost daily to defend my patients. I deserved this!” he said with a small tear in his eye. Dr. Flag ultimately found out the holiday wasn’t for him after he consulted medicine to ask.
Dr. Flag says from the time he left the womb, he was already volunteering in other countries to build up his medical school application. Thus, he never had time to learn about the holidays. In fact, last year he thought Halloween was just a chance for everyone to dress up like him. Dr. Flag also mentioned that although today didn’t work out as planned, he still has the 4th of July coming up to honor his Independence from medical residency. We didn’t have the heart to tell him.
To learn more, we spoke with David Beckerson, an incredibly normal, average, elderly white male who happens to be the hospital CEO. “We basically celebrate surgeons every other day of the year. They get whatever they want. He does not need this day too,” he said while rolling his eyes so much they almost fell out.
One person that is especially grateful for Memorial Day is the young intern who accidentally started the hospital revolution. His morale died that day, so he plans to hold a small ceremony in its honor.
White Coat Weekly would like to thank all who have ever served our country, and their families, for their great sacrifices. May we remember them and honor them regardless of our political stances or personal biases. And may we all go back to recognizing surgeons tomorrow!