Sir, Yes Sir!

Posted Monday, November 10, 2008, at 7:23 AM
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  • What an honor to have 2 such great sons! You must be very proud

    -- Posted by sassypants on Mon, Nov 10, 2008, at 1:21 PM
  • John Milton, in a poem titled "On His Blindness" described one aspect of military service that many civilians do not understand.For every soldier, sailor, airman, and Marine who is in combat, there are many who provide the support that sustains him or her there. Even in the present rotational deployment of troops, many in uniform will not see combat, yet are vital to accomplishment of the mission. Milton's quote is "They also serve who only stand and wait."

    Convey my thanks to your sons. I salute their efforts.

    -- Posted by FlyinLion on Mon, Nov 10, 2008, at 3:54 PM
  • The veteran has a perplexing situation on days such as this. When someone thanks you for only doing something that has to be done, it is hard to reply. To say "you're welcome" implies that we've done something when often we feel like we haven't, or at least like we're only doing our job. On the other hand, we can't reply with a "thank you" either because that wouldn't make any sense. But I think this is the most appropriate response because I am returning my appreciation for your support. So from a veteran who definitely feels as though he's just doing what is being asked of him, you're welcome and thank you.

    -- Posted by theoneinthearmy on Tue, Nov 11, 2008, at 10:18 PM
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