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DragonReborn303 #1 Posted 11 November 2019 - 02:26 AM

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Surprise this isn't about how free stuff from WG sucks  on veterans day (seriously people have some frikkin perspective) 

 

So I've always felt uncomfortable/uncertain how to respond when people say Thank you for your service. Given how much of my body and mind I left behind

You're welcome doesn't really cut it. Sort of felt like I was alone but this is a pretty good article about it and how it makes other vets feel as well.

 

https://www.newsweek...support-1470776

 

 

 



deadman1921 #2 Posted 11 November 2019 - 02:32 AM

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Great article. Thanks for sharing

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EODDoogie369 #3 Posted 11 November 2019 - 04:05 AM

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I usually say: "No, thank you.  You paid me to live every 12 year old boys dream, and you paid me extra to do it, I loved what I did and miss it every day.  So, thank you for giving me that opportunity to do what I loved for 20 years." 

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View PostDragonReborn303, on 10 November 2019 - 08:26 PM, said:

 

Surprise this isn't about how free stuff from WG sucks  on veterans day (seriously people have some frikkin perspective) 

 

So I've always felt uncomfortable/uncertain how to respond when people say Thank you for your service. Given how much of my body and mind I left behind

You're welcome doesn't really cut it. Sort of felt like I was alone but this is a pretty good article about it and how it makes other vets feel as well.

 

https://www.newsweek...support-1470776

 

 

 

 

ty you sir.   15 years USMC Lt Col Retired 

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HollowPoint_808 #6 Posted 11 November 2019 - 07:52 AM

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Good Article , thanks for sharing 
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FromBravo2Kilo #7 Posted 11 November 2019 - 10:55 AM

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Thanks for sharing.  22 year Veteran here and thank you to all that served.


 


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View Postphimo83, on 11 November 2019 - 05:06 AM, said:

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happybill1968 #9 Posted 11 November 2019 - 02:18 PM

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Thanks for sharing ,

rarickp1973 #10 Posted 11 November 2019 - 08:11 PM

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I always respond with...and thank you for your support. 
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Pit Friend #11 Posted 11 November 2019 - 11:48 PM

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I get seriously uncomfortable when people say thank you to me as I served back in the 80s. Half of my company was Vietnam veterans and especially now that there are so many actual combat veterans around I don’t feel like I deserve any. 

When the nice guy loses his patience the devil shivers. 


El Materdor43 #12 Posted 11 November 2019 - 11:58 PM

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View PostPit Friend, on 11 November 2019 - 06:48 PM, said:

I get seriously uncomfortable when people say thank you to me as I served back in the 80s. Half of my company was Vietnam veterans and especially now that there are so many actual combat veterans around I don’t feel like I deserve any. 

Pit

 

You gave of yourself. You were willing to put yourself in a place to where you could answer the call if needed.  You were there and ready. 
 

That means so much. I am greatly appreciative of all who have served and have positioned themselves so that if needed, they are there 

 

 

Thank you for your service, veterans. 


   

 

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                 

 


deadman1921 #13 Posted Yesterday, 12:46 AM

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View PostPit Friend, on 11 November 2019 - 05:48 PM, said:

I get seriously uncomfortable when people say thank you to me as I served back in the 80s. Half of my company was Vietnam veterans and especially now that there are so many actual combat veterans around I don’t feel like I deserve any. 

I know how you feel. I joined during Desert Shield and by the time I got through with training it was over. 


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Mr Crowley ll #14 Posted Yesterday, 06:27 PM

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Bottom line is you guys voluntary served. With service comes sacrifice and deserves well earned thank you from us civilians.  We are not to decide who deserves more thanks, we haven’t earned that right.

 

 


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View PostPit Friend, on 11 November 2019 - 11:48 PM, said:

I get seriously uncomfortable when people say thank you to me as I served back in the 80s. Half of my company was Vietnam veterans and especially now that there are so many actual combat veterans around I don’t feel like I deserve any. 

You were still available at 24 hrs. notice or less during that time you served.  All that time, you sacrifice a LOT that most civilians don't bother to think about. Constitutional rights?  Not so much, while you are a military asset...Yes, your service was not as "exciting" to tell as a combat vet's, but you were still protecting others at the sacrifice of your time and freedoms.


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View Postphimo83, on 11 November 2019 - 12:06 AM, said:

:bajan:

 

Wow......I really hope I am misinterpreting this emoji's application.

 

Best response I heard was from an Army Major who said "It is my honor". My dad passed long before thanking veterans was acceptable, and it is a shame since he was splashed with urine while returning from Vietnam. I think he would have loved to see the turnaround, but of course not the cost (9/11) it took to prod people into feeling pro-military.

 

A small rant.......I seen on a few occasions this past weekend where first responders were being included in Veterans Day activities. First responders deserve their own day, as do Veterans. How about giving Columbus Day, where we celebrate imperialism with a factually inaccurate episode, and allowing first responders to have their time in the sun?


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Bibo1GerUk #17 Posted Yesterday, 09:21 PM

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I've never quite understood the reverance held for service personnel by some, as if they're above other people.

To give you some context. I'm an Army kid, my dad was Royal Engineers, then when he left he was a civilian attached to the the British Army (Technical Inspector RESBIU, later IER, BFG/BAOR).

So, we were civilians in the german net but we were still in the British Scouts and my mum was responsible for badges and orders etc. here in Osnabrück for practically decades so there have always been army people milling about. We still had access to the local camps for newspapers etc. so going there was a regular ocurrence.

My brother joined the Royal Engineers for a long career.

Sure, when you sign up you acknowledge (hopefully) the risk of combat or war but for many it's a choice for a career that has a lot of benefits, not least being job security, travel and a wide range of experiences not easily found in civilian life. Oh, and getting away from where you grew up. Other jobs have high risks too, like Firefighters, be they professional or part-time volunteers. And the list could go on of other vocations worthy of more recognition.


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