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Old 04-13-2017, 12:19 AM   #57
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Most of the time very pissed off. My wife, who is a 100% disabled vet has been "shamed" because she parks our truck with Disabled Vet tags in a handicapped parking space at various places...
Why be upset...why not take the opportunity to educate?

We are thankful that the universal "shaming"...more like hate from the 60's and 70's, has mostly ended. Experienced the change first-hand as a career Serviceman's Brat, career Serviceman, and now Civil Service member.

And please, realize the total number of Americans who have ever served equals less than 7% of all American's (2010 Census) and that number is decreasing every day as we lose veterans.
93% of Americans just cannot understand your service and sacrifice.

Thank you both for your service.
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Old 04-13-2017, 12:33 AM   #58
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Most of the time, someone will say this to me in my travels as I still at times, wear the uniform as required in the performance of my duties supporting our war fighters.

I'm humbled by the appreciation and I always say its my honor.
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:36 AM   #59
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I respond,"it was my honor and privilege".
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Just this morning I met an older gentleman (I'm late 50's) at wally world on my way home from another 13 hour night, with a US ARMY hat on. As I passed, I said Thankyou for your Service. He smiled and said thankyou, we went on our way.... If you have a Military hat or other on, I will always "Thankyou" ....
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For me, it is most rewarding to salute the service of those who have served.
4 years in the Navy in peacetime. Not the same for some of our veterans.
They deserve our recognition and appreciation.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:23 AM   #62
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I just thank them and tell them it was my pleasure. It is nice to be recognized for you service. I live on an AFB and I always thank the gate security for their service. AGC/AC Ret
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I always THANK the person for THANKING me. And if I get a chance, I opt to by a drink for my fellow comrades, just like I do for anybody in law enforcement.
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Just this week, I thanked an active duty member.

She replied, without even a moment of hesitation..."It is my honor"

Gotta respect that!
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Here's a first for me.

We took our daughter out to the Cheesecake Factory for her birthday dinner. Four of us ate and had free cheesecake. When the waitress brought the check it was for $30 for all 4 of us!! I looked at her and she said that another patron had seen my Retired Army hat and had paid for my dinner plus. I told her to thank him/them for me but she said they had already left. I was speechless and if you knew me you would know how rare that happens!!
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It depends! If it's a civilian (or I cannot determine status) I say "My pleasure" . If I know for sure the person served, I respond "Back at ya brother" (or sister as one vet presented herself)
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Even though Nam was still going on, I was lucky enough to haven't never been sent over. I only consider myself a Nam "era" vet. After this current fad of the "thank you for started and I lost a couple of friends that were actually in harm's way, I started responding with "I'll accept that on behalf of those that really deserve it but are unable to receive your thanks today"
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I feel somewhat embarrassed when they say "thank you for your service". I didn't ask to join the service, I was being drafted. I chose the Navy instead of going with the draft and end up in the army or marines. I was given a cushy job in the aviation supply department. Out of four years in the Navy I never shot a gun, never saw an enemy, was never in a hostile zone, and never boarded a ship. I did spend a lot of the government's money and outfitted a lot of pilots and planes. I don't feel like a true veteran as I never put my life on the line. So when people want to honor me as a veteran I feel unworthy of the honor.
Behind every pilot, combat arms front line soldiers and sailors there are 99 soldiers and sailors like you making sure our bellies are full, weapons in working order, ammo ordered, shipped and delivered, pay days made, families taken care of, and every imaginable piece of gear made available when and where it's needed to get the job done. You signed your name, you took the same chances we did. You are a veteran! I didn't build it, I just did the shooting!
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I have a DD214 tattoo on my right forearm. My dad, also a vet, asked why I wanted that. I told him that people would either know what it was, or would get a quick lesson in DOD forms!
As for the original question, I just give a quick thanks and move to a different subject. The acknowledgement is nice, but I didn't sign up for thanks. I needed a change in my life and Uncle Sam gave me one! I had fun and got to see parts of the world that most people don't. From a point of view that most don't get to see! That, my friends, is priceless!
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My wife is over 41 years in uniform for the ANG. Deployed 5 times in Turkey, Iraq, and Qatar. She gets a free meal on a regular basis and it is usually from a veteran. She joins those ranks in about 7 weeks.
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