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    Thank Your Military

    I enjoyed the following video and thought many of you would like it as well. It has been around for several months so if it is a re thread I apologize.

    Thank Your Military | Thank A Soldier | Causes
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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  3. Thanks for the post!

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    Always a great message, and it does not happen enough!!!

    Here is a group I work with and support..
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    A prayer for all those who have served and given an oath to God to give there lives for this great Country. ...And a moment of silence for all those who gave their full measure....

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    I add that you should fly the Flag daily for all those that are serving now and out of respect for all that have given their lives serving this great Country.

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    Maybe I should or shouldnt say this but I feel I should. THANK YOU for thinking of us.

    I am active AF and it is my life and career. I feel it is not only a job but my duty also. Over my years I have had the chance to meet veterans of wars and conflicts even some POW's and I can never thank them enough for giving me the chance to serve. The one thing that boils me more then anything is when someone talks bad about my family (military or actual) Many people these days think that the solider chooses the fight but in reality the fights choose the soliders. I have expericened quite a bit in what I consinder a few short years (just over 7 now) but the one thing that sticks with me the most is the feeling I get when someone thanks me for what I do. I usually dont think much about what I do until someone else does. I will tell you and I have said it before that it is the greatest feeling in the world when someone shakes your hand or just says thank you just because of your job. No matter how bad the day is it turns into a great day at that point.

    So I would like to add Thank you to all of my fellow brothers and sisters in arms but also and I feel most imporantly THANK YOU to all the veterans of the past with us or not. BUT just as important THANK YOU for your support and thinking of us.
    "The purpose of war is not to die for your country. The purpose of war is to ensure that the other guy dies for his country." - General Patton

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    Whole Heartedly agree

    I have to say that I am in total agreement with the statement above. I am a veteran from the AF and even though I got out in 1987, I served this country with pride and honor. I have made it my mission, if you want to call it one, to walk up to every person that I meet who is active duty, retired or just a veteran like me, and say thank you for your service and sacrifice.

    I remember an incident several months ago where I saw an elderly gentleman sitting in a wheelchair in Wal-Mart. He was wearing a balll cap that indicated he was a retired Korean War vet. Since I wasn't in a hurry to go, I stopped and asked the gentleman if I could speak to him for a moment.

    He gave me a gruff response like he wasn't wanting to be bothered. I told him sorry to be so bold, but I noticed his hat and wanted to thank him for his service. After 15 minutes of talkiing to him, I found out that he was a Medal of Honor holder from WW II and had also served in Korea. You should have seen his face brighten up when I stood up to leave, I stood at Attention and rendered the smartest salute that I could to this great American. I noted tears in his eyes and with a quiver in his voice he stated, "Thank you for remembering" and since he couldn't stand, he rendered a salute in return. I told him that I didn't deserve HIS salute as I was not worthy. We both cried for a few moments and I had to depart.

    That was a life changing moment for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagent View Post
    I have to say that I am in total agreement with the statement above. I am a veteran from the AF and even though I got out in 1987, I served this country with pride and honor. I have made it my mission, if you want to call it one, to walk up to every person that I meet who is active duty, retired or just a veteran like me, and say thank you for your service and sacrifice.

    I remember an incident several months ago where I saw an elderly gentleman sitting in a wheelchair in Wal-Mart. He was wearing a balll cap that indicated he was a retired Korean War vet. Since I wasn't in a hurry to go, I stopped and asked the gentleman if I could speak to him for a moment.

    He gave me a gruff response like he wasn't wanting to be bothered. I told him sorry to be so bold, but I noticed his hat and wanted to thank him for his service. After 15 minutes of talkiing to him, I found out that he was a Medal of Honor holder from WW II and had also served in Korea. You should have seen his face brighten up when I stood up to leave, I stood at Attention and rendered the smartest salute that I could to this great American. I noted tears in his eyes and with a quiver in his voice he stated, "Thank you for remembering" and since he couldn't stand, he rendered a salute in return. I told him that I didn't deserve HIS salute as I was not worthy. We both cried for a few moments and I had to depart.

    That was a life changing moment for me.
    Great story! Thank you for sharing it and why aren't there more people like you?
    NRA Life Member, JPFO member, NAGR member, 2nd Amendment Foundation member and Life Member of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 996

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    I don't know

    84B20,

    I have no clue why it is so hard for folks to show appreciation to others who proudly wear hats or jackets that show their units or whatever. I wonder if it is the culture that we are living in. With so many wacko's out there, folks are likely scared to approach someone they don't know.

    I also think that the older veterans are likely worried about how to react when approached. Like the story I told, initially the veteran was acting like I was bothering him. I have had the same reactions from active duty soldiers who I have seen in uniform and have stopped them to tell them thanks. It almost seems like people are worried about being threatened or attacked. I could care less what others think. I was in the AF for 10 years and all served during the Cold War. No combat for me so I have no clue what the veterans of today feel or are going through. Yes, I am somewhat worried that I could say something that could bring about a "Flashback" and set the person off, but I try to keep an open mind and hope that I will make a difference in a persons life by taking a moment and saying thank you.

    I for one will never forget that the veterans of WWII and Korea are getting to the age of leaving this world, my father included, and I want to make sure that they KNOW that people are still remembering the sacrifices they made and the blood they shed for this country, at least one more time. If they hadn't done it without reservation, this country would not be the country it is today.

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    [QUOTE=bagent;124568]84B20,

    I have no clue why it is so hard for folks to show appreciation to others who proudly wear hats or jackets that show their units or whatever. I wonder if it is the culture that we are living in. With so many wacko's out there, folks are likely scared to approach someone they don't know.

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