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Wait Wut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 03:45 PM
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3. I've heard some of those used, actually.
Mostly from other veterans. I agree "service" sounds a bit cold, but it's still a show of gratitude.

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  -Why does it have to be thanks for your "service"? sibelian  Nov-11-11 03:34 PM   #0 
  - Good point. Maybe it stems from being called servicemen. The  RKP5637   Nov-11-11 03:38 PM   #1 
  - I think because they were part of the "armed services"  frazzled   Nov-11-11 03:38 PM   #2 
  - I've heard some of those used, actually.  Wait Wut   Nov-11-11 03:45 PM   #3 
  - Armed services...  JuniperLea   Nov-11-11 03:48 PM   #4 
  - Speaking as a veteran  RSillsbee   Nov-11-11 03:56 PM   #5 
  - + brazillion  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-11-11 03:57 PM   #7 
  - Wow we finally agree on something. NT  RSillsbee   Nov-11-11 04:00 PM   #8 
     - You are not alone either.  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-11-11 04:08 PM   #11 
  - It never made me uncomfortable, but it took getting used to  Siwsan   Nov-11-11 04:07 PM   #10 
  - I think this is the disconnect ...  JoePhilly   Nov-11-11 05:05 PM   #16 
  - I'm so glad you said that.  sibelian   Nov-12-11 07:48 AM   #18 
     - umm OK NT  RSillsbee   Nov-12-11 03:06 PM   #23 
  - They "serve" their country. They are the armed "services".  Nye Bevan   Nov-11-11 03:56 PM   #6 
  - It is all encompassing, and much easier than "Thanks for being a part  Obamanaut   Nov-11-11 04:04 PM   #9 
  - When I was in the service... *lightbulb*  pinboy3niner   Nov-11-11 04:16 PM   #12 
  - Just weighing in as a vet, I've never felt awkward being on the receiving end of that comment.  bluesbassman   Nov-11-11 04:21 PM   #13 
  - My dad always referred to his Navy time as "being in the Service" -  TBF   Nov-11-11 04:34 PM   #14 
  - Because the word 'service' implies all those things. Vets served their country.  Demit   Nov-11-11 04:43 PM   #15 
  - Service in the military encompasses all of those things.  MineralMan   Nov-11-11 07:20 PM   #17 
  - Well I won't press the point, I guess...  sibelian   Nov-12-11 07:59 AM   #19 
     - Service does not imply servant status.  MineralMan   Nov-12-11 08:58 AM   #21 
  - Why does it matter  pipi_k   Nov-12-11 08:17 AM   #20 
     - +10  MineralMan   Nov-12-11 08:59 AM   #22 
 

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