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  •  Very true (5+ / 0-)
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    kyril, elwior, MaikeH, exlrrp, CA wildwoman

    but when someone says "thank you for your service" to me, the last thing it does is provoke anger towards them.  I don't want to punch them (figuratively or otherwise), as hollow as their thanks may be.  Okay, that's just me.

    I don't want to be thanked because all it does is awaken memories and feelings that I'd rather let stay asleep.  Again, that's just me.

    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

    by winsock on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 09:51:59 AM PST

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    •  I think it's clear enough (12+ / 0-)

      that we, collectively and individually, often have mixed feelings about being thanked for our service. That's probably something people should keep in mind when doing the thanking.

      Me...I don't want to be thanked. What the hell did I do? I fixed airplanes. Then I got out and went to school. I'm pretty sure the Navy gave me far, far more than I ever gave it. But I smile gracefully and accept the thanks on behalf of the Richard Craniums out there who do appreciate it.

      "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

      by kyril on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 10:07:51 AM PST

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