Another sad story about the treatment of troops and their families……form an uncaring country…….
At first I was going to post on the Chili’s debacle….where they took a free meal away from a vet because some douche questioned his service…..instead of ranting about that pathetic display I just decided to NEVER use Chili’s for anything.
And then I read a post in another blog….The Silent Soldier…..where a Gold Member family on the way to pick up their son’s body was booed by passenger on an American Airline flight…..
Stewart Perry, a former Marine, along with his wife and daughter, were on an American Airlines flight last Monday to pick up the remains of their son, a soldier who was recently killed in Afghanistan. Their solemn flight took an even more grievous turn, however, when passengers allegedly booed the family while on the flight.
This incident just illustrates what I am always bitching about….this society cares little about our veterans and their families…..
All the “thank you” in the world cannot erase this insult and disrespect…
When I left the military in 2014 after nearly 12 years of service in the Air Force, a fellow veteran advised me on how to respond when a civilian says, “Thank you for your service.” Such expressions of gratitude, while never wrong, often leave veterans uncertain how to answer. He suggested a very simple reply: “Thank you for your support.
I have heard this from some of the vets I have spoken with in the past……
No one cares as long as it does not effect them…..
This is a sad indictment of our society and a pathetic lack of respect.
This brings this week to a close…..please enjoy your weekend my friends…..