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View Poll Results: Have you ever thanked a member or veteran of your country's militar
Yes 38 58.46%
no 27 41.54%
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Old April 18 2009, 03:28 AM   #1
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Have you ever...

...thanked a member or veteran of your country's military for their service to your country?
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Old April 18 2009, 03:43 AM   #2
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Re: Have you ever...

Yes.

and I have been thanked.
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Old April 18 2009, 03:49 AM   #3
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No, I swear at them profusely.
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Old April 18 2009, 03:52 AM   #4
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No, I swear at them profusely.
I knew you did a little too much LDS.
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Old April 18 2009, 03:59 AM   #5
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Re: Have you ever...

Yes, all the time.
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Old April 18 2009, 04:05 AM   #6
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I'm in the Army Reserve, and have thanked others in a serious tone on occassion.

I've been thanked numerous times, sometimes in awkward ways. I've taken pictures with random kids in my lap at a local buffet, and whille working a recruiting event, I signed baseballs for children. a good feeling considering how terrible I am at baseball.
those kids were great, although they went berzerk climbing around our vehicles we had on display.
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Old April 18 2009, 04:30 AM   #7
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Yes. I'm not forward or outgoing, but I've felt the need to on a couple of different occasions. Whether you agree with the various wars these people have served in or not, you have to really put yourself in their shoes to appreciate the danger they've put themselves in time and time again.
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Old April 18 2009, 04:31 AM   #8
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No. While soldiering is a difficult, admirable, and honorable profession I question whether any soldier in my lifetime or my country's(USA) lifetime has ever done anything that would have caused major consequences if it hadn't been done.
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Old April 18 2009, 04:41 AM   #9
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Re: Have you ever...

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No, I swear at them profusely.
I knew you did a little too much LDS.
Yes, sleeping with many members of the Latter Day Saints community can make you crazy.

I have thanked ex-servicemen before back when I was in primary school. I haven't met a currently serving or ex-servicemen (that I know of) for a long time.
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Old April 18 2009, 05:54 AM   #10
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No, but I also don't really hang out with too many Army folk.
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Old April 18 2009, 09:54 AM   #11
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I haven't said so in so many words. However, I work with homeless veterans and I have helped many of them find homes, and helped them settle into them. I also work for the Royal British Legion as a specialist caseworker. So, in a way, I like to think that I am doing my bit.
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Old April 18 2009, 11:17 AM   #12
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In the community I live in now, no. I don't know any veterans or soldiers here.
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Old April 18 2009, 02:39 PM   #13
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No.
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Old April 18 2009, 02:42 PM   #14
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No, why the heck should I?
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Old April 18 2009, 02:55 PM   #15
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Thinking of it, probably not, since I don't know any military or ex-military.

The only army guy I properly met was the father of an high school friend, and I don't don't think I ever uttered the phase: "I'm here to bring your daughter to a night of drinking binges, and thank you for serving in the military".
Most people my age did the obligatory military training (one year), but I never felt like thanking them (and they were not really happy about doing that, too).

However, one of my mate at the gum is a police officer, and I often thanked him for his work.
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