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Always makes me feel uncomfortable when people seek you out and say it, but I usually just smile and say “thank you for your support”.

I try and remember that we are lucky that most of the public does this as many of our brothers and sisters who previously wore the uniform in the Vietnam era did receive such treatment. So just smile say “thank you” or “we appreciate you” and carry on.
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I say "You're welcome. Thank you for caring."
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MSgt Neil Greenfield
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It used to make me uncomfortable when people said it to me, but now, I just say “thank you” and move on. It’s actually just a harmless way of acknowledging my service. I don’t get bent out of shape over it.
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I agree. The main reason it initially made me uncomfortable is that I didn't know what to say in response. Then, one time I heard my son (also military) say, "Thank you for your support!". I stole that from him, and that's what I say now.
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