“Thank you for your serivce”

The Patriotic Holidays always bring this phrase out. People who have never once mentioned my military time or asked about it suddenly remember i am a veteran and want to thank me.

I hear that as similar to “have a nice day” – the person probably means it, but more in the polite sense, without any real concrete purpose behind it other than “being polite and positive.” Some veterans, however, are downright offended by what they feel is an empty platitude being dropped on their head by someone who hasn’t a clue.

Check out my thoughts on this in my latest article at Medium.com

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