Re: Daily Image
Posted by Monty33 on May 31, 2019, 9:47 am, in reply to "Re: Daily Image"
J Webber, as a retired service member, there is absolutely never a wrong time to thank a Veteran. As a Vet, I agree Memorial Day is a time to remember fallen service members, but no way would I disrespect anyone thanking me for my service on Memorial Day. I fully believe most people know the difference in the two holidays and calling someone ignorant for showing support to military(anytime)is in itself ignorant and I find that way more disrespectful than someone thanking me for my service on Memorial Day. I find it hard to believe someone would come on a softball message board and bash DW, and imo, disrespect Dan Smith's show of support to the military. As for Fully Disagree, as a combat vet, I agree, I will always tell people Memorial Day is not about me but, at the same time, I would never belittle someone for thanking me for my service. I may ask if they know what Memorial Day is for and then explain to them but still, never would I tell them not to thank a Vet for their service. As DW stated, we have Memorial Day parades with Active Duty participants.....it would be pretty rude to let those service men and women pass by without even acknowledging them. I can guarantee you those service members know what Memorial Day is all about, but they are not gonna stop the parade and say "quit clapping for us, this day is not about us." I guess what my long winded soap box message comes down to is...........most Americans now what Memorial Day represents and they show their respects to the fallen service members but at the same time, if they see a Vet, its ok for them to thank them as well (even if its not "their day") |