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Thank You To All Veterans

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Last Edited: November 11, 2008, 10:45 am

US FlagToday is Veterans' Day in the U.S.A. 

If no one has ever told you thank you for your service to our great country, allow me to be the first!

I know the Vietnam Veterans got a raw deal coming home into California back in the day.  My father was one of them.  Who never got a "thank you" for his service or honored in any  way until my church did a service dedicated to service members one year.  He wept.  So did I. 

It sent flames shooting from my eyes when I read that our soldiers were getting spit on again by Californians not that long ago when coming home from Iraq.  So if you ever hear me say I hate those hippies, that's why.

I am a veteran, so I know what it means to be one.  Whether you served in action on the war front or never so much as seen a simple riot.... I thank you for your time, sweat, dedication and honor. 

Patriot

Entry #92

Comments

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TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - November 11, 2008, 8:52 pm
Happy Veteran's Day to you and let me say thank you for serving our country. I'm sorry to hear your dad went so long before any thank you but I'm glad your church held that service for the Vets. People need to separate the soldiers from any unjust, insane wars that our insane leaders cook up.
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konaneComment by konane - November 11, 2008, 9:53 pm
I thank you for your service also. Yes Nam vets really got trashed coming home by the same left-thinkers who disrespect service people in uniform perform today. Considering their actions and dress it's pretty apparent hippies didn't have much self respect, so their treatment of others spoke volumes to that personal deficiency.
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spy153Comment by spy153 - November 12, 2008, 8:40 am
Yeah, I know a lot of Nam vets that were really bad people IMO. They did some pretty down right bad stuff and were proud of it. But, that didn't mean everyone did those things. In fact, most didn't. If my dad did, he never spoke of it to me or anyone else. And he has a pretty big mouth when he drinks (he use to drink very much! Most of them that came home did.)

People are so mean about the things they don't understand. I had to draw my unemployment when I first came home from the Army. While signing up for it, one of the ladies behind the counter had the nerve to ask me "Honey, have YOU actually ever been in the military?" The redneck in me wanted to say something sarcastic like "No, I just have all the documentation because they liked the way I looked." But I held my tongue and simply said, "Yes. And I loved it. And now I am beginning to hate being home."

I was often told "you don't look like a killer." That's okay though, I'll take that advantage. I'm not the rugged image you would think of when picturing a soldier in your head. My skin is pretty soft. I wear makeup. I have a 'do'. Most say I'm pretty easy on the eyes.   I'm not the towering Amazon that so many women were that I served with. To me, I didn't feel I stuck out all that much. But to everyone else, I stuck out like a sore thumb. My drill seargents tried their best to pick on me. But I had my stuff together and they couldn't complain about much. Most of them would end up saying "You need to go to officer school. I'll recommend you." Or "you are officer material, what are you doing enlisted?"

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