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    Quote Originally Posted by SSKC
    As far as not wanting to be thanked: tough! And...thank you.
    Well, that came off a little more flippant than I intended. Let me rephrase it.

    There are those of us out here who appreciate what you are doing on behalf of this country. We feel it appropriate to express that appreciation.

    As far as what you should say in response, a simple "You're welcome" should satisfy most people. You need not feel obligated to "explain away" gratitude by saying that you're "just doing your job," etc.

    Sorry for the hijack. Stay safe and stay in touch. And if you find you need anything when you get there, you know who to ask.

    SSKC

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    Friday we were told to turn our gear in. Seems like we won't be going. I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed and that I've volunteered for the next rotation already. (Some of us just never learn I guess...) But I wanted to thank everyone here for both their concern and their input. Both were greatly appreciated.

    I guess I always just saw it as doing my job. I realize that it's a job a lot of people won't ever do, but like I said, to me it's just my job. I've never felt the need to be thanked, especially by veterans. But thank you again for helping me to see the other side of it.

    A1C Lickey

    By the way, SSKC, I thought that was funny, not flippant. Of course, I've also got a weird sense of humor too.

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    Whenever I say thanks for the service, I guess I'm also thanking the whole line, back as far as can be imagined, to those who stood in the cold to protect the family in the cave by the fire, the bloody bare foot Valley Forgians, the brothers who aimed Springfields and Enfields against each other, on and on, and you, A1, for holding this end of the line as if it were just your job. Your being here or there makes no matter. Your being active, reserve, or retired makes no matter. I'm also grateful because I dearly treasure that which you protect and defend.

    If you can read this, thank a teacher.
    If it's in english, thank a VET.
    Liberty, Property, or Death - Jonathan Gardner's powder horn inscription 1776

    Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
    ("Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it.")
    -Virgil, Aeneid, vi, 95

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