Well, that came off a little more flippant than I intended. Let me rephrase it.Originally Posted by SSKC
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.