Wednesday, November 07, 2018
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11/7/2018 1:22 PM
I am a 30-year-veteran now and wanted to say that although I understand why and appreciate when someone tells me "thank you for your service", I feel awkward because serving my country was something I chose to do and did not expect to be thanked for. I am grateful for all of those veterans who have lived and died for our great nation and I know as a patriot, that I would serve to defend this United States of America regardless of what others may or may not do, that is, give me a discount on a meal or acknowledge me by saying "thanks". I personally have a special place in my heart for our Vietnam Vets and any thanks I may receive, I give to you!
11/9/2018 8:55 AM
I and others thank you anyway, Barb!
11/9/2018 8:51 AM
My father is a retired Army, National Guard, and Army Reserve veteran having served in Vietnam and the first gulf war. I thank him and all others who have served our great country!
11/9/2018 10:17 AM
Thank you Michael and thanks to your father! GO ARMY!!
11/9/2018 12:48 PM
I am a navy veteran and also feel awkward when someone says "thank You for your service". I never now what to say to respond. I usually say you don't have to thank me because I would do it again in a heartbeat.
11/12/2018 1:12 PM
I ALWAYS thank veterans AND active duty members for their service. It's the least that I can do for what you're doing or have done in the past. Don't feel awkward if someone thanks you. If we're saying it, we truly mean it. I'm humbled by anyone willing to sacrifice the way that you do to protect this country. So from the very bottom of my heart ....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. As to how to respond? "You're welcome."
11/13/2018 10:49 AM
Thanks for sharing Melanie...it's good to know I'm not the only one who feels awkward about it. Some things we do, not to be thanked for, but because we want to and for many different reasons. Like teachers, nurses, and numerous other careers out there that people do because they have a heart to serve to help and support others. Thanks to all.
11/14/2018 3:39 PM
I often tell patients and visitors "thank you for your service" I also will add to their spouses "thank you for your support" . Being an Army wife for 36 years and an Army mom for 2 soldiers I understand the commitment that the whole family makes when it comes to serving our country. A big shout out of Thanks to all our veterans. I am thankful for your service.