Friday, August 20, 2010

Thank our military ... random acts of kindness

Nate Salatin and his fellow Marines in Iraq ... 2009.

Our military men and women so so much to protect our freedoms and keep us safe.

Yesterday I met a friend for lunch at Texas Steakhouse in Staunton. He's former military, a cop, and someone who shares an interest in politics, and we often meet for lunch to discuss the news and what's going on locally. I complimented him on his "Miss me yet?" t-shirt featuring a photo of former President George W. Bush.

As we sat and talked, a young soldier walked in, was seated at a nearby table, and ordered his lunch. My friend stopped our waitress and said, "I'll pick up that soldier's tab."

Other friends have done the same over the years as a small token of gratitude for the sacrifice and gratefulness of our military members. It's a big change from the 1960s and early 1970s during the Vietnam War when soldiers were not treated well in this country.

The American military ... we thank them for their service.

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