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OK I have a Memorial Day question(FOR VETS ONLY)...Does it ever kinda "irk"...
26 May 2014 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 05/26/2014 8:05:05 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

...When someone says to you "Thank You for YOUR Service" and you know/think THEY were JUST TOO were JUST too DAMN GUTLESS and/or SPINELESS to Serve Themselves(especially "Men(boys)of Draft and/or Military Age)"?


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I guess I get "irked" too easy.
1 posted on 05/26/2014 8:05:05 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

No


2 posted on 05/26/2014 8:06:46 AM PDT by Francis McClobber
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To: US Navy Vet

Thank you for your service.

Think of me what you will.


3 posted on 05/26/2014 8:08:00 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Would you prefer the alternative?


4 posted on 05/26/2014 8:08:01 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: US Navy Vet

No....the military isn’t cut out for everybody. and a Lot of people couldn’t join due to health reasons.
What Irks me is Fake Vets who plaster themselves with ribbons and medals and try to bash the military. Those jerks should be given life in front of a firing squad.


5 posted on 05/26/2014 8:08:07 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: US Navy Vet

No. I do not know them or their history.


6 posted on 05/26/2014 8:08:19 AM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: US Navy Vet

Nope, thought never enters my mind.


7 posted on 05/26/2014 8:08:19 AM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’m not a vet, but I’ve told quite a few that I appreciate their service. If it’s offensive to many vets, then I guess I’ll stop doing it.


8 posted on 05/26/2014 8:08:38 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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No it does not irk me. In fact, I will walk up to a service member who is traveling in uniform (I spend a lot of time in airports) and I will thank them for their service.


9 posted on 05/26/2014 8:09:08 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: US Navy Vet

Some people were prevented from joining because of stupid stuff like colorblindness, and I downplay my service as a JAG officer because the fighting guys sneer at it—my job was cushy, part of the head shed.

So no, I don’t automatically think they are pussies for not doing it themselves. Besides the ones who are pussies wouldn’t be thanking you for your service.


10 posted on 05/26/2014 8:09:26 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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Veteran orgs are in part, responsible for this. Their ads on TV do, after all, tell viewers to thank a vet for his/her service. They do so.

Much as people at funerals tell survivors,"I'm sorry for your loss." People say to vets,"Thank you for your service." It's just what they do. Bothers me not...

11 posted on 05/26/2014 8:10:19 AM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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Some of us served, some didn’t. Some were drafted, some joined, others didn’t. I know what I’m proud of. Well, one other thing too. My dad swore me in. That was cool. Course he was an O-6 and I was on my way to being an E-1. LOL!


12 posted on 05/26/2014 8:10:29 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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I look back when the Traitor John Kerry accused all Viet Nam Vets of being baby killers and war criminals and lately calling troops terrorists. I much rather be thanked than called a baby killer.
13 posted on 05/26/2014 8:11:21 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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I usually reply that the service did just as much or more for me as I did for it.

And I mean it. Wouldn’t be where I am without the lessons learned there.


14 posted on 05/26/2014 8:11:30 AM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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I feel uncomfortable when someone says thanks to me for my service.

As I have gotten older I more and more realize that it is I who owe the thanks to the nation for giving me the opportunity and allowing me the privilege of serving.

So I would say, generally; “No America, thank you.”


15 posted on 05/26/2014 8:11:45 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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Not the least bit...


16 posted on 05/26/2014 8:11:48 AM PDT by Old Forester
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Nope, never irks me. I enlisted back during the Vietnam war, and I don’t regret a minute of my service. My decision to serve was borne of a desire to help secure this grand experiment, and an effort to make the world a little safer for (then unborn) children.


17 posted on 05/26/2014 8:12:11 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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Not everyone is physically, mentally, or emotionally suited to military service. I was scrawny and immature when I was younger but I did sign up with the selective service. (Reagan was president).

Now that I’m older (50ish) I wish that I had but what’s done can’t be undone.


18 posted on 05/26/2014 8:12:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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What irks is the mistaken assumption that Memorial Day is about veterans in general, when it is about honoring our war dead.

Save it for Veterans Day.


19 posted on 05/26/2014 8:13:13 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001 (Since 2001. Seriously.)
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To: Francis McClobber

Answering for my husband. So not really. We know many who would have liked to serve, even tried, but were injured in basic training, or who didn’t pass the tests, or who weren’t fit enough, etc. They would have given anything to do it, but couldn’t.

Not everyone is led to through their upbringing. Some just aren’t led. It’s a calling.

We also need those successful business men and women to make the money in the private sector which pays to run a good Army/Air Force, etc. Not everyone is meant to be a soldier.

And believe me, there are plenty of smelly, greasy, filthy mealy mouths out there who will NEVER utter a whisper of thanks to any vet or in the memory of anyone who has died for this country. They scorn us, regularly, because, well, you know ...they’d rather make love, not war, are die-hard commies, pinko leftists, etc.

So I feel the mention of thanks is always appreciated.


20 posted on 05/26/2014 8:13:28 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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