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Old 03-09-2019, 05:00 PM   #1
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Are you a proud veteran? Show it!

How do you demonstrate that you are proud to be a veteran? Here are some of the ways I show it!

After retiring with 20 years in the US Navy, I went to work at a VA Hospital! I transported veterans to and from medical appointments all over SE Missouri as well as St Louis MO, Memphis TN and Nashville TN! I loved the job for more than 16 years before retiring due to health concerns.

I wear a Navy Flight Jacket displaying patches from each unit or command I was stationed at, including schools, squadrons, ships, CONUS and over seas duty stations!

I have Retired Military license plates on most of my vehicles (most states issue this as a "free" personalization on a license plate

I have a plaque on the rear of my RV to show the world! (see photo!)
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It gets the same point across
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It would be nice if there was a insignia, marker, branch of service or some indicator who the Vets are here in our group? Admin's any options? Would have to be on a honor system, no way to verify!
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I am sure we could upload a photo JPEG image of our Rating/MOS and Rank!
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Same flies above my coach whenever I'm parked.
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I LOVE our vets. the years between 1963 and 1973 you had to hide your service. What a shame. I was in the army at that time. yelled at and spit at.
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I LOVE our vets. the years between 1963 and 1973 you had to hide your service. What a shame. I was in the army at that time. yelled at and spit at.
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Amen Scooter...I remember it well. I was in the Navy from 1963 to 1967 and remember when they came out and said NOT to travel in uniform. Had to take your base stickers off your car back then too.

Our Elks Lodge does a flag retirement ceremony every year as most other Elks Lodges. Very uplifting to say the least.

I'm the only guy left in my neighbor who flies a flag on holidays. Sad.
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Great question!

I fly flags, I wear hats with insignias, I have a few stickers here and there, and I enjoy getting into conversations about my Navy service, 02/1969 to 11/1972. What I did to serve my country was very important.

I still tear up a bit when I hear “Anchors Aweigh.” I’m proud to say the “Pledge of Allegance” and I’m always moved by our “Star-Spangled Banner.” I love America and I want all that’s good to continue for my kids, grandkids, and citizens I don’t even know, born and unborn.

But the most meaningful thing I do to show my pride is when I step into the voting booth ... my decisions there are the most important. Freedom is not free and who we have running things (or trying to ) is of utmost importance for America to continue to be the best in the world.

Never Forget!
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It would be nice if there was a insignia, marker, branch of service or some indicator who the Vets are here in our group? Admin's any options? Would have to be on a honor system, no way to verify!
No need for admin, each individual can do it himself.
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I have Retired Military license plates on most of my vehicles (most states issue this as a "free" personalization on a license plate

I have a plaque on the rear of my RV to show the world! (see photo!)
So upload something as your avatar too.
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I fly my Navy flag in the campsites in addition to the USA flag. I also have a sticker on the back of the RV.
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I keep my 20 year experience to myself, I donít need or care to have someone expressing their opinion of my service. No hats, no flags, no standing for some entertainer requesting I do so to further their act.

After being retired over 35 years I put a Veteran license plate on my pick up this year for the first time because I chose to do so for myself.

I remember too much as it is and I sure wonít be forgetting anytime soon.
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Thank you JohnRR I concur.
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