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  • Dear Abby: Veteran rubbed the wrong way by the expression: ‘Thank you for your service’

    09/22/2019 8:07:08 AM PDT · by bgill · 123 replies
    al.com ^ | Sept. 22, 2019 | Abigail Van Buren
    DEAR ABBY: I am a veteran, and something gnaws at me every time I hear it. It’s the expression, “Thank you for your service.” Having lived through the ’60s and ’70s, I remember all too well seeing many soldiers bad-mouthed and worse during those times. Since 9/11 many of the same people who were critical of us then are now thanking us. It rings hollow to many of the vets I have talked to. We did our job, some to the ultimate level. We never asked for thanks, and we still don’t. We respect the rights given to those who...