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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-01-08 04:21 PM
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Got this in my email. It is a nice way to say "thank you" with out really saying it.
http://www.gratitudecampaign.org/story.php

For the past several years as I've been traveling around the country, I've been approaching Soldiers in airports and thanking them for serving for us. On several occasions I have noticed that it felt a little awkward for both of us. There are several reasons, some of which I am even just now learning as I produce this film and talk to more Service Men & Women and Veterans. But they have always appreciated being thanked, and I have always felt better having expressed my gratitude.

I started to think that it would be nice if civilians had a gesture or sign that they could use to say "thank you" quickly and easily without even having to approach. I did some research and found the sign that we are now using.

Is this limited to the military? Not at all. If you look around you I'm sure that you'll find lots of people who are serving their communities, from local to global. If you appreciate their service, give them a sign. Say "thank you from the bottom of my heart."

-Scott Truitt, FOUNDER, The Gratitude Campaig


The short movie...

http://www.gratitudecampaign.org/shortmovie.php
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PhiBetaCretin1 Donating Member (88 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-01-08 05:25 PM
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1. I like it
That's pretty nice; I like it.
I hope this catches on.
Thanks.
 
:applause:

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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-01-08 06:23 PM
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2. Well then let me kick it! I think it is nice also. We don't know how the soldier's
feel when they come home. I remember one soldier saying on the TV that he would rather people just say "Welcome home" than "Thanks for your service"
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