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I never saw that sort of thing in the 40 years I lived in California, but it's not uncommon in this part of Arizona.  Three friends and I had a group of young mothers and some of their very young kids pay for our meal....strangely enough, also at a cracker barrel... and several people clapped.  I've had total strangers walk up and shake my hand and many just wave and thank me for my service.  I've also had other veterans sit down and talk to me and become like brothers and sisters, if only for a few minutes.

 

I'd like to see these stories get more public coverage.

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I am glad to see our service members getting the respect they need, and deserve. 

How very different than when I returned home, in 1972. We were met at the airport with jeers, and name calling, and were spit on. 

When someone says to me now, "thanks for your service", it actually makes me angry to hear it.  

It is too late for me, but thankfully, those past bygone disrespectful times, are hopefully over for our present military folks.  

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I had on a cap I bought at the Gettysburg battlefield while I was touring it a couple of yes ago. I nice lady thanked me for my service. The cap had crossed sabers and “Gettysburg” embroidered on it.  I did not think I looked that old! I told all service members appreciated it.  Irish ☘️ Pat

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I would be very embarrassed. That’s just me.
But I would not be angered. I am not bitter about the past. That’s not healthy for the mind or the heart.

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I disagree.  Nothing gas changed. 

 

USA citizens in uniform, putting their lives on the line so that stupid people can say stupid things.  Those uniformed people spit on, assaulted, denegrated to please a political agenda for the supposed actions of a microscopically small number of bad apples.

 

My employer requires attendance of Black Lives Matter training. They hand out stickers such as the following.  (Stuck to a work computer.)  Pay for "civil disobediance training", in preparation for massive riots planned by Democrats should Trump have won the election.

 

We need to leverage the current feeling expressed in the video, ensure it's applied to our police by the majority of citizens.  Those that are throwing rocks at police would just as soon throw them at our soldiers.

 

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Let’s not turn this simple thread into a political forum!

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One of the proudest moments I've had as a father was when my young teenage son walked up to a WWII vet and thanked him for his service. 

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When I got out no one wanted to wear their Class A's. You had to or not go home. I'll never forget the looks an old lady gave me, or the teenager that spat at me. When I was on the honor flight this is a photo of my friend and how we were greeted at the airport. As the plane taxied in fire trucks greeted the plane with a spray over the plane. All passengers allowed us to depart the plane first where we were meet with Navy personnel and the entire airport rounded us in applause. When we returned home the last 18 miles we were escorted by the Highway Patrol, Sedalia Police, and the Guard. Another group of firetrucks with their spray along with the American Flag was there. Half of the town of Sedalia was also there and this was around 1am The second picture I took as I stepped off the bus and was greeted. 

Sadly so much time had to pass between the events, and so many never lived to see this.  

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