As a Veteran it sickens me to see all the poge's lining up for their free stuffs.
Out of respect for brave and unsung real heroes, I will not partake in the circus.
Any on /K/ feel likewise?
Active doody here.
Driving in clarksville has almost gotten me killed more than enough to care. I'm getting my fair share of gibsmedats. I'll even try to make two trips to the same line.
GIBS ME DAT.
Wife talked me into going to a restaurant for a free brunch much as I dislike pulling the whole vet card. Shit wasstanding room only with a 30+ minute wait... yeah fuck that noise. I'm sure a bunch probably weren't vets but just claiming to be, but otherwise it was like every vet in the damn city from Korea onward must have been there.
Look guys, this wasn’t offered up as bait. I truly think this way, and maybe I’m naïve to think you can have integrity when you have served your country honorably & still try to honor those who have /are still. I think most of my respect goes to older veterans because of what I have seen and heard over the years. I come from a family that has strong martial traditions and I grew up listening to some very amazing stories. As I had my chance to serve I saw firsthand what I had heard and knew that most was not bullshit. Our country owes a huge debt of gratitude to our vets. For some reason I think of the WWII Vet that I had the pleasure of drinking a few beers with at the American Legion in Sacketts Harbor New York. He told me of some of the hardships he & his comrades endured during the Battle of the Bulge while holding the bottle with his hands that were missing the tips of his fingers(lost no doubt to frostbite). I mean no disrespect to our newer vets. We are just living in a more irreverent time.
>spelling a three letter acronym wrong
Nigga stopped reading there, even for a bait thread this is bad
Is this real? Goddamn I hate America. It's like they have no self-consciousness of how shallow and misguided "hurr help our heroes day" is. Veterans don't want to be called heroes or whatever. They just want to be left alone and enjoy a normal life. Why is there such a widespread cult of military-worship in this godforsaken country?
In honestly I don't care if you take the benefits or not, but hey was the military really worth it if you didn't?
I seen a hobo in Nevada say he was a veteran, and that alone without any I.D. is already stolen valor tier, because if they were really a veteran than they would have at least got the benefits of not roaming the street in front of a gas station and telling other people to buy him a 'drink'.
it's best just to live your life, and let people take their course.
>free tendies and meatballs at IKEA from the 8th to 11th
>free chain restaurant burgers
>free breakfast all day
I'm poor as fuck so I'll take what I can get.
I've deployed way too many times as a reservist, so I don't feel particularity asshole-ish grabbing a free meal anyways.
Cool, good to see another nurse studentfag.
>mfw I'm enjoying a free meal at applebees while wearing a "bullets don't fly without supply" shirt
What I'm sick of is trying to go out to eat during Vet day and not being able to because of the fucking wait times.
I don't want the goddamn free meal! I just want to eat out like a normal person.
I get sucked into it occasionally, my wife has a lot of vets or current serves in her family.
Its never worth it. Long waits, very limited choices, cost benefit analysis = not worth it. Like I said, I go because everyone else does, what the hell its free food and I do tip the server quite generously.
It usually is a bunch of dickslapping pogs tho, wearing their VA hats or branch T-shirts talking about glory days.
I just wear normal clothes and show my mil ID if asked for proof.
>stay calm and don't show yagyas power level amongst the nasties
HNNNG I got my CAC card confiscated because after I got out the VA lost all my paperwork, got stopped at the gate by some stupid faggot fucking corporal. my birthday is on the 12th however so I think i'll be spending my veterans day playing Fallout 4 and getting drunk on my gf's shitty taste in wine.
Yeah, Ill take a "thank you" any day. But enough with the free stuff already. It attracks the worst in our ranks and the stolen valor people.
Want to thank a Veteran? Tell congress to unfuck the VA and get us better equipment and stop using us for politicalwars....or at the very least stay the fuck out of our way when you send us to war.
Afghanistan could have been won in 12 months if theyd have just let us chase down the taliban...but nooooooooooo they didnt want us to look mean so we had to "contain" them. Look what that got us.