Thank you for your service all veterans and active-duty men and women and your families!

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Thank you for your service all veterans and active-duty men and women and your families!

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:52 pm

I want to personally give you a heart and soul-felt THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE to all of the men and women and your families on the forum who are American and Allied Forces veterans, both veterans and active-duty people. I thank you for protecting and defending freedom and the Constitution and for giving your all and making such a wordlessly vital sacrifice for myself and everyone else. I love you as my own family and thank you! God bless you and Happy Veterans Day! This also includes all of you who are First Responders, Police, Fire fighters, Rescue workers, and everyone else. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Thank you US Marines, Air Force, Navy, Army, Special Forces of all types and everyone in between and all around for your service!


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Re: Thank you for your service all veterans and active-duty men and women and your families!

Postby MichaelScott » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:32 pm

This is meant with respect for those who say “Thank you for your service.” As a veteran Navy man I am a bit uncomfortable when this happens. I’m not alone. I have talked with other vets who feel similarly. Perhaps when some of us got out in the 60s and 70s, the general attitude toward us was very different than it is today. In one sense I can say “you are welcome” because I did spend years directly supporting the freedoms and the Constitutional rights you enjoy. But in another sense I served because I believe it was my responsibility to do so and my duty to my country. May sound old school, but there it is. No need to thank me. It was a privilege and part of my duty as an American.

I think many of us served because it was the right thing to do and it never occurred to us that someone would thank us for it. Anyway, I’m probably rambling now so I will just say, “You are welcome.” I’d do it again in a minute.
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Re: Thank you for your service all veterans and active-duty men and women and your families!

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Re: Thank you for your service all veterans and active-duty men and women and your families!

Postby wrdwrght » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:34 pm

I'm not a Vietnam-era vet, I'm a Vietnam vet, and a decorated combat one at that.

To my ears, "thank you for your service" is just an empty phrase.

If you want to give this phrase actual substance, vote for candidates who will work faithfully to fund the VA at needed levels (get vets into the sustained, effective care they've never really had); and who will work tirelessly to reinstate the draft (make war an unattractive option to elected officials but readiness a national goal regardless of personal inconvenience).

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Postby Doc Dan » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:26 am

I actually am grateful that people are showing us some respect and some gratitude. When I was in the service, that was not usually the case.
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