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Thank a U.S. Soldier

If you see one, shake his or her hand and tell them thanks for their service. I do this every chance I get, and everyone of them has genuinely appreciated it. My 11 year-old son, wanting to "be like Dad" has taken to doing the same thing...only thing is, I gotta throttle him a bit 'cuz he keeps interrupting them while they're eating in restaurants.

I'll try to be nicer when you start trying to be smarter.
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If you see one, shake his or her hand and tell them thanks for their service. I do this every chance I get, and everyone of them has genuinely appreciated it. My 11 year-old son, wanting to "be like Dad" has taken to doing the same thing...only thing is, I gotta throttle him a bit 'cuz he keeps interrupting them while they're eating in restaurants.
That's OK. My nephew is between tours in Baghdad and doesn't mind when someone interrupts him to say "Thanks!". Tell him to keep up the good work

and your girlfriend too.
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I imagine a little kid coming over and saying thank you would improve the taste of your food

Must obey the sheep dog
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It's a given that I thank a Soldier. My entire family has been Military in some form of another for as long as I can remember. I'm the loner in that I didn't join the Marines.

Those guys and gals sacrifice a lot in more ways than most know.
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More than sure that any current service member or vet won't mind thier meal being interrupted by a youngin' or anyone else thankin' them for their service. Having a young person do it says a lot about their character and their parents' character.

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I thanked one when I bought crack from him in Compton a few weeks back.
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If there are any U.S. soldiers reading this thread right now, THANK YOU.
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If there are any U.S. soldiers reading this thread right now, THANK YOU.
WTF about us Sailors and Marines???????

We will leave the AF out of this for now.

Make an honorable mention for the puddle pirates as well.....
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If you see one, shake his or her hand and tell them thanks for their service. I do this every chance I get, and everyone of them has genuinely appreciated it. My 11 year-old son, wanting to "be like Dad" has taken to doing the same thing...only thing is, I gotta throttle him a bit 'cuz he keeps interrupting them while they're eating in restaurants.
Don't throttle him back. I don't see that as an interruption.

I don't know how others feel, but those few interruptions are my reminders that I'm doing the right thing. The President and politicians can grandstand in front of formations all day long, but I'll always remember the six year old boy named Tyler who spilled mustard on my brand new ACUs at lunch saying thank you.

Granted I can't afford to have mustard spilled on me everyday, but I also can't remember what President Bush's speech was about earlier today.
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I thanked one when I bought crack from him in Compton a few weeks back.
I said you're welcome. And I gave you an extra rock.
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WTF about us Sailors and Marines???????

We will leave the AF out of this for now.

Make an honorable mention for the puddle pirates as well.....
Correction: Any men or women serving in ANY branch of the U.S. military. THANK YOU!
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Correction: Any man or women serving in ANY branch of the U.S. military. THANK YOU!
you very welcome.
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More than sure that any current service member or vet won't mind thier meal being interrupted by a youngin' or anyone else thankin' them for their service. Having a young person do it says a lot about their character and their parents' character.
Back in 2003 I finally made it back to the states and got to go home for about 16 hours, after flying almost a month of 22+ hour days.

I was still in my flight suit and stopped at the store on the way home to pick some flowers up for my wife. On the way in, a woman thanked me in the parking lot. I was exhuasted, but I still remember exactly what she looked like and what she said. I promised to pass it on to the guys who have to stay over there. It goes a lot farther than many people realize. Keep it up, let him interrupt.



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The sacrifice they all make is far beyond the comprehension of most people.

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