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Today I was at work and there was a girl; who was kind of slow in there and also an older gentlemen and his son. The 2 guys were reading some funny shirts the girl grabbed one to show them they read it and were laughing, she looks up at the guy and says "Thank You Sir!" He looks sorta confused so she adds "for fighting for our country!" He was wearing a veitnam vet hat. I looked at him and he looked like he was going to cry and said "thank you I appreciate that!!" He was walking out of the store and she runs back over to him and tells him to think Happy thoughts.

I just thought it was so neat.

Thank You to any military people families etc.
 

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I salute every person who voluntarily chooses to be a soldier in a free country to defend and protect the freedom he/she and others enjoy.

It's not only noble, it's brave and unfortunately more than necessary, because in this world freedom is not an automatic thing for most people on the planet. Out of the 192 countries, only 85 are "free".
 

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I was watching Band of Brothers last night, and they have some of the actual soldiers come on and speak, and they are old men now, and my friend was like, "These are the people who get honked at on a regular basis for being too slow." It's true, especially here on Long Island, people get so impatient with older people, but meanwhile they could very well be the same people who were jumping out of planes risking their lives.
 

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I find it sad how the people who have done that for us get so little respect! My great grandfather before he passed away he wanted to build a memorial honoring thing for members of our family that are in the armed forces. It was shaped as a medicine wheel and each section was a branch of armed forces and he had little plates made with names ranks etc of our family members and he had a flag right above it its really neat.
 

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^^Then why did you bother posting?

Anywho. I think it's awesome that someone could just do that. it makes me feel inspired, and restores some of my faith in people. I mean, it's so valiant that these people even fought in that war! (or in ANY war for that matter) I remember watching a video of real footage, and hearing letters from real troops during the Vietnam war. One said, "A man should recieve a purple heart for walking 50 feet though elephant Grass," because of the many, many booby traps (covered holes in the ground with spikes to pierce through soldier's feet among other things), guerilla warfare, and the Elephant Grass, that they had to walk through, that was able to cut through their clothes (as the least of their fears). These men deserve to be appreciated, and to recieve more honor. They seem to be forgotten these days.
 

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Originally posted by MorningStarr

Thank You to any military people families etc.
Wow. Thank you.

Here is something positive:

I was notified yesterday that Tim has left Iraq and is in Kuwait. One step closer to coming home!!!
He left in early January and had just come back from Kuwait last July.
 

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I don't always agree with the actions of our government but I would never hold it against vets. They certainly don't get the appreciation and respect they deserve. Regardless of how you feel about military action, they are the reason we have the freedoms that we do.
 

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My step-father is a Vet and he is still so traumatised... his entire life, and his childrens' lives, and his ex-wife's life, and my mother's life, and mine, have all been affected by what he went through. Now I webmaster voluntarily for their memorial website, because it's something I can do to give a little back to them.
 

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Originally posted by Erin_Sword2Sky

Wow. Thank you.

Here is something positive:

I was notified yesterday that Tim has left Iraq and is in Kuwait. One step closer to coming home!!!
He left in early January and had just come back from Kuwait last July.
That is really exciting Erin! I hope he gets home soon for you of course. Even though we probably won't be seeing you for awhile. Have Fun!
 

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I'm not sure. But I am pretty certain you posted your little comment here as a backhand slap at US veterans. Grow up.
That's what I was thinking I was kind of offended. I started this thread to thank the people who risk their lives for their country, and if you don't believe in it or don't have anything nice to say please don't post here Do it elsewhere, say maybe in the compost heap??? Thank you!

Erin I will miss you while your out having fun soon.
 
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