Posted on Nov 11, 2014
SGT Cryptologic Linguist
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It's is hard for me to recive all the freebies associated with this day.

What is your opinion?
Posted in these groups: Vets Veterans Day
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MSG Wade Huffman
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I honestly appreciate all that is offered this day for Veterans and I applaud those businesses for their generosity and gratitude, but I, personally. prefer to spend the day with my family and take some time for reflection and introspection and avoid the crowds.
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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We went to the Hallmark store so the kids could buy their annual special Keepsake ornament. There was a sign there offering vets 10% daily, not just yesterday. Of course the "exclusion clause" covering Keepsake ornaments was in fine print on the bottom. The woman explained it as I made my purchase and showed my Id and I said, "No problem". She felt terrible about it being Veterans day, but I assured her it was OK, it was store policy and thanked her for supporting us. I ended up walking out with $15.00 in free stuff because she got her manager involved - I didn't ask for a thing. I felt both embarrassed but overwhelmed by what this gracious woman did. Apparently her nephew was a Marine who served in Iraq and she felt that all us vets deserve so much more, especially on, "our day". Wow!! This one's for you Annette!
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Sir,
It's always nice to treat the kids
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I appreciate them too. I used to get a little uncomfortable but I realize its civilian's way of giving a little something back and trying to show their appreciation for what we have done. I did have my Southern Slam at Denny's and my free donut at Krispy Cream. Dang it, forgot about Great Clips.
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