PSA: While it’s always thoughtful to thank veterans for their service, Memorial Day is an awkward time for a lot of living veterans. It makes a lot of vets uncomfortable to be thanked on a day specifically honoring the fallen.
Tbh I think that what's left the bitter taste in my mouth is how we are supposed to accept Historia, Levi and Reiner didn't get some kind of resolution concerning Ymir, Erwin and Bert, respectively. Especially after we had the development and importance of each of those relationships shoved down our throats so explicitly in the previous months/chapters. If Armin had died back in 82, I would not have expected EM to have moved on and gone to the ocean by chapter 90, it wouldn't have made any sense