Originally Posted by Garandman
Am I the only one who is sick and tired of hearing "Thank you for your service?"
When I joined the Army in 1981, the military was still enduring the post-Vietnam slump and was not held in high regard. My friends thought I'd gone nuts, gotten busted, etc. This was right when Reagan was elected and by 1985 when I got out, things were much better but people didn't really go out of their way.
I feel bad for the Vietnam vets who got spat on or otherwise abused, and it breaks my heart to see a guy who has been badly wounded or when I attend a funeral.
But while well-meaning, this is starting to bug me. Go be a good citizen, raise good kids, pay your taxes, live a good life. This pro-forma statement isn't working for me. Now get off my lawn......
Are you saying that the military is held in high regard at present time? Are you the type of guy to wear an Army shirt, or your uniform to Wal-Mart? How would anyone compliment you on your service if you didn't say something first.