As a US Army veteran I have heard “Thank you for your service” so many times. I’m always at a loss of what to say when someone says this to me… ughh Thanks, or here lately I have just started saying “Thank you for saying that”.
It’s just weird and I”m not sure why? Maybe it’s because I”m an introvert and hate being the center of attention.
Maybe it’s because some veterans dont’ see it as service. Some veterans or active duty members just see being in the Army as a job.
I joined the Army back in 1996 right out of high school because I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. The only thing that I was sure about, was that I didn’t want to go to college.
I joined long before September 11th 2001, so there was a chance of us going to war to serve our country, but it just wasn’t likely.
People that joined after September 11th, those are some of the people that I think of deserving of “thank you for your service” Those people knew that we were going to war and wanted to do their part in serving their country. Obviously, I don’t mean to leave out veterans of the World Wars, The Korean War or the War in Vietnam. September 11th is just what I can relate to since I lived it.
I guess that’s about it, I thought about venting about disability ratings and the likelihood that there are a lot of service members out there faking PTSD claims, in order to receive money from the VA. I’ll save that for another time.
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