“Thank you for your service.” If you are a veteran you’ve heard this phrase at some point in your life from someone. I know why people say it, they are being nice. So I take it that way and reply something like, “You’re welcome, but it really was a privilege.”
And it is. Military service is “selective.” For a variety of reasons, not everyone can serve in uniform. Sometimes the reasons are physiological or psychological. I couldn’t believe the number of people who washed out of training because some defect (however minor) in their body or mind showed up when we were pushed towards the limits of endurance. So I really don’t hold it against someone who didn’t serve in the military, because there is a very good chance they wouldn’t have qualified. Those of us who have can count ourselves as having very good fortune in many respects.
And I don’t mind when someone goes a little over rather than under on the enthusiasm in expressing his thanks. And this is why I am writing today. To talk about a circumstance where an organization has chosen to take the over position on thanking veterans for their service.
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“Thank you for your service.”
Of course, the end of May is Memorial Day when even veterans like me are using that phrase when we think of the Americans who have given their lives in defense but also in service of their country. Not all military deaths are combat-related. A nod of gratitude is due to those who have perished in training and exercises preparing for the defense of our country as well.
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