Shout Out To Disabled Veterans

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Disabled Veterans are often forgotten about, no matter what country your from these people are fighting for you and how you live your everyday lives. It still amazes me how they put their lives in danger everyday to protect us. When they come home the community does more for them then the government. Many times they are often forgotten about. Military families-I applaud you! Your loved ones are gone for extended periods of time and you still move forward. I wanted to give our Disabled Veterans a BIG THANK YOU!
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  • Profile picture of the author KingTIP
    I'd like to thank them for their services as well. Thank you for keeping our country safe!
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  • Profile picture of the author GrowTutor
    I don't know why but I'm often at a loss for words when people thank me for being a disabled vet (or a vet in general) even though I often thank them myself. I guess it's because I don't feel that I did anything that any of the other vets wouldn't have done and there are so many that sacrificed so much more than I ever did. I'm still here.

    I tell you, sometimes I get feeling a bit down about my pain and mobility issues and then I go to the VA hospital and see so many that have it far worse then I do and it really puts things into perspective.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      One of the most moving moments I've had in years was in the busy Atlanta airport a couple years ago. A group of soldiers had just returned from Iraq and left the international terminal to walk across a lobby area that was full of travelers. Without a word said, everyone in that area stood and applauded as the vets walked through. The applause followed them all the way through the airport.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by GrowTutor View Post

      I don't know why but I'm often at a loss for words when people thank me for being a disabled vet (or a vet in general) even though I often thank them myself. I guess it's because I don't feel that I did anything that any of the other vets wouldn't have done and there are so many that sacrificed so much more than I ever did. I'm still here.

      I tell you, sometimes I get feeling a bit down about my pain and mobility issues and then I go to the VA hospital and see so many that have it far worse then I do and it really puts things into perspective.
      I am truly thankful to you and very very glad that you did survive. I hadn't really thought about your perspective before and certainly see how you feel that way. But please don't downplay your service because of it. You are just as deserving as those that were less fortunate and those that suffered a bit more than you.

      I hold all veterans, disabled and all, in the highest of honor and respect. And to tell you the truth, I often go to YouTube and watch service people's homecomings when I feel I need to shed some healthy tears, you know to clean out my tear ducts.

      Seriously, I have never kept a dry eye after watching one of those. I also support veterans as one of my charities of choice.

      Again, I thank you!!!

      Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author BeatsandSuch
    It really means a lot to thank someone for their service. I remember being a young sailor on a trolly in San Diego and a guy asked me if I was in the Navy. Though it threw me off and made me a little anxious I told him that I was. He leaned over and said, "thank you for your service." I remember thinking that all the bullshit I had to deal with must have been worth it in the long run and I came away from that experience being more motivated than ever. So thank you for thinking of the service members.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    It is despicable that so many veterans are homeless and that even if they are badly injured they don't seem to get any special attention. They are SPECIAL.

    Thank you for giving up your life as you knew it for the 'greater good'.

    One organization I always try to support is DAV Home | DAV
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