This is a discussion on I like this new law (Veterans Saluting) within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by raevan Actually Veterans are more then "just another American." Speak for yourself. I am nobody special. Herk...
Well, I for one served for over 9 years in the USAF during the Reagan years. I can't wait to salute the flag. Does this also mean during the Pledge? I am a 5th grade teacher. My student's know that I am a vet, and EVERY time I teach SS (US History for them) I am sure to point out that many men and women, just like me served, and several hundred thousand over the years shed their BLOOD for our flag. The red stripes are a constant reminder that our FREEDOM is by the SHED BLOOD of brave men and women - so that we can attend school, shop at the mall, move freely among the states, choose our career, choose our spouse - and all the other RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES, and RESPONSIBILITIES that so many take for granted.
Yep - I will be saluting. It will help to cover up all the tears. Hearing the National Anthem always makes my heart pump stronger, my head held higher, my stance a little straighter, and the tears well up!!!
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It sounds strange, but putting my hand over my heart doesn't feel right. It is just natural for me to come to attention and Hand Salute the Flag I have fought for over the past 20 odd years. The Flag of My Country deserves nothing less from me.
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The same type of people that spat on MY flag also spat upon me when I returned home from both tours in Nam. I am honored to be placed in the same regard as MY flag! I am an Olde Farte now and my days are getting numbered, but memories linger on.
You can bet your sweet azz that I will proudly salute MY flag at every opportunity, and if some jerk spits on me it is to his/her shame--not mine!
Right on, about time something like this came along.
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