The Honor of being a Veteran

The Honor of being a Veteran

This is a discussion on The Honor of being a Veteran within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I just read this quote and liked it so much I thought I'd share it here: "A veteran is someone who, at one point in ...

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    The Honor of being a Veteran

    I just read this quote and liked it so much I thought I'd share it here:

    "A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it."
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    All veterans, both past and present, do understand this. Some people will never understand it.
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    A very well said atatment. I just recently added a line to the bottom of my signature. Came from a hat my mother gave to my brother and I. Check below.
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    Love that quote.

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    luv that avatar pic ;-)
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    I like the quote... but I wish they'd stop asking us to stand up at ball games and such. I hate being a spectacle.
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    I agree with you SIXTO. I did it because I wanted to serve, not because I wanted to be continuously recognized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmacque View Post
    I just read this quote and liked it so much I thought I'd share it here:

    "A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it."

    Too bad our government does not understand this!!
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    "A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.
    As I remember the Army Recruiter didn't really make that part clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I like the quote... but I wish they'd stop asking us to stand up at ball games and such. I hate being a spectacle.
    When that happens, I just remain seated. (Then congratulate myself on being modest )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyoming09 View Post
    When that happens, I just remain seated. (Then congratulate myself on being modest )
    Same here, it was an honor and privilege to have served.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyoming09 View Post
    When that happens, I just remain seated. (Then congratulate myself on being modest )
    LOL, so do I. But without fail, my 7 year old always says as loud as he can "DAD! STAND UP! Maybe you'll win something"

    He doesn't get my reply just yet when I tell him we already have. One day he will when he looks back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I like the quote... but I wish they'd stop asking us to stand up at ball games and such. I hate being a spectacle.
    The church I attend does the same thing every Memorial Day and Veteran's Day service. I'm about ready to not attend those weekends because I feel so self concious. I'm proud of my service and that of my sons, but I didn't do it to be recognized. I appreciate that they are doing a simple gesture to recognize the members who are vets, but...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retiredonce View Post
    The church I attend does the same thing every Memorial Day and Veteran's Day service. I'm about ready to not attend those weekends because I feel so self conscious. I'm proud of my service and that of my sons, but I didn't do it to be recognized. I appreciate that they are doing a simple gesture to recognize the members who are vets, but...
    Although I completely understand what you are saying, another part of me says that I'm not standing for myself to be recognized, but rather to let young people see that many of the adults around them HAVE served and are proud to have done so...and perhaps help develop a tinge of teenage patriotism. Just a different prospective I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Although I completely understand what you are saying, another part of me says that I'm not standing for myself to be recognized, but rather to let young people see that many of the adults around them HAVE served and are proud to have done so...and perhaps help develop a tinge of teenage patriotism. Just a different prospective I guess.
    I think this sums it up real well. I don't like for people to look at me and honor me for anything I have done, I'd rather they honor people like the man whose name is on my bracelet. He paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
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