Will Bernie be ready for the 3pm telephone call? Guys that old just tend to nod off. Sleeping or reading? Comment below with your thoughts.

Inquisitr: Bernie Sanders caught sleeping at a Memorial Day ceremony, with a picture showing the Vermont Senator dozing off during at an event held at a military cemetery in San Francisco.

The picture hit the internet on Monday evening and quickly went viral, generating plenty of attention on social media and even more debate over whether Sanders was truly sleeping or just deep in thought. It was originally shared on Facebook by Zoe Dunning, a high-ranking member of the San Francisco Democratic Party who also happens to be a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton.



Originally called Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868 to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former Union sailors and soldiers.

During that first national celebration, former Union Gen. and sitting Ohio Congressman James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, after which 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who were buried there.