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Old 11-23-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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It’s heard a million times a day. Maybe it’s accompanied by a handshake, or a hug, or a cup of coffee. While the sentiment is always appreciated, it has been uttered so many times that “Thank you for your service” often carries no more meaning than a passing nod or a courteous “hello.”

LINK: http://revoltdaily.org/stop-thanking...their-service/
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:21 AM   #2
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I haven't read the article, but when I get time I'll get back to it. I can't see a good reason for not thanking a veteran for serving if it is sincere.

I'm sure they get sick of hearing a lot of people thanking them like politicians, who don't back it up, or celebrities or people running an add campaign.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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Not going to do that here. I am truly grateful for all our past and present service people and what they have done to keep me free in this great United States. Not thanking them is ignorant and ungrateful IMO.
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I don't think I can stop doing it either. I understand how it makes some uncomfortable, but I do truly appreciate their service. It's something that takes real stones to do.
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Now that I've read the article, it's pretty well written.

To all the veterans on here: Thanks! I love being able to type on my computer and BS about the Steelers
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I'll post this here too, since I know the well wishes forum doesn't get that much attention. Best way to thank a vet or active duty member is to donate your money or time to their recovery. I know not everyone has that option, and sometimes a thank you is all you have. But if you know you have more to give to them...give it. They deserve it.

My cousin, who I was very close with, is going through a very hard time. And I know it's something many military members and vets go through.

She served time in Afghanistan in the marines. Two tours I believe. I can't recall exactly what her rank was, or what exactly she did there (I don't follow military jargon, so I don't remember exactly what she was doing)...but she was there doing her duty.

She came back with PTSD and some physical problems. I don't know what happened, she hasn't told anyone (except maybe her therapist). The VA she was going to prescribed her Percocet for the physical pain she was in. They prescribed her 180 pills to start with...more than any normal prescription would call for. She became addicted (don't know what they thought would happen with someone with mental and physical issues would do). She started stealing from family members and friends to feed this addiction. Her grandmother (not on my side) pressed charges on her for stealing her bank card and withdrawing money. We are all just so worried for her. This isn't who she is.

She is in rehab right now. And I just ask that thoughts, prayers, and general good energy be passed along to her and all of those who are fighting their struggles after coming home. Please donate to charities for veterans and active duty soldiers if you can, and volunteer if you are able. Nothing says thank you more than being a part of someone's recovery.

We are just sick to death about what is going on with her. And I know that so may military members come home with the same issues. It's one thing to thank them face to face...it's another to recognize what they are going though and help with that. Please take the time and money (if you have it) to help those who are suffering.
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I've been active duty military for almost 7 years now and I've never liked the "thank you" stuff
I rarely wear my uniform outside of work if I can help it

Nothing against people who express those well wishes or gratitude, but the military is just a small piece of my persona and I don't do it for free
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Thank you to all of our military servicemen and women for their bravery. Without them we have nothing.
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I'll post this here too, since I know the well wishes forum doesn't get that much attention. Best way to thank a vet or active duty member is to donate your money or time to their recovery. I know not everyone has that option, and sometimes a thank you is all you have. But if you know you have more to give to them...give it. They deserve it.

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We are just sick to death about what is going on with her. And I know that so may military members come home with the same issues. It's one thing to thank them face to face...it's another to recognize what they are going though and help with that. Please take the time and money (if you have it) to help those who are suffering.
This breaks my heart.

Have you seen her since she was diagnosed.

...and when you see her, please...thank her for her service for me.
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