Thank a soldier if you see one!!!

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by tourists24, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Every now and then I see young men and women in uniform when I am out on my route.... I try to shake hands with every one of them and thank them for their service.... The things in this video is just one of a million things they have to endure.... God bless all of you



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  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I did................. I can't remember where or when (it wasn't very long ago) but I was delivering and I saw a man in uniform (young man, maybe 20). I had my hands full but as I walked pasted him I looked him in the eye and said 'thank you'. I have to say it was one of the most awesome things I have done. Talk about tugging at the heart strings.
     
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    On the day of my daughters allstar softball tournament at the end of July we had a Illinois national guard company return home. As the bus` bringing them through town came by they halted all the games and all the teams and their family's went out to the roadside and waved them all by. They had a lot of smiling faces waving back at them.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What a difference 40 years can make!
     
  5. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Maybe the kids will remember this years down the road, but I KNOW those soldiers will.... awesome story Cach
     
  6. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    tour

    Like I said in your rep...POWERFUL!!

    God Bless the USA.:tank:
     
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I have done similar and have bought their lunch. I also wear a red shirt every Friday.
    These things are not much but hopefully it means something to the troops.

    My Brother-in-law was killed in Vietnam and being from a small South Georgia town, our troops were welcomed home with respect ... 40 years ago.
     
  8. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    I am so blessed to have cast my first vote for Ronald Reagan.

    I am so blessed to live in a country that respects her soldiers.

    I don't understand why people spat upon our soldiers 40 years ago.
    I don't want to know. All I know is it was WRONG.
     
  9. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    Awesome video. Awesome song. These folks are our true heroes.
     
  10. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    Thank you for this post. It does mean alot to the soldiers when this happens. I have seen this occur with my son. He was just out of basic, and came upon a group of vetrans, they all shook his hand. He was very honored. Might I suggest to thank the older vetrans when you can, many of them wear hats from their days of service. It also means alot to them.

    The video was very moving. I have been the wife sending her husband off to war, and welcomed him back home. It is a unforgettable moment. Thank you again for the post.
     
  11. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    So very true. :happy2: