Their thanks comes in the form of money.
Just like they do for doctors, restaurant workers, and pornstars.
While I have great respect for people who serve in the armed forces, I don't see why this doesnt apply to the military also.
Because people are under the misconception that soldiers are fighting for their country's freedom, or some other noble cause. Many are unaware that wars are largely about money.
But even if they are about freedom, soldiering is still a job and they are still doing it for money. My brother-in-law is a veteran and HATES when every random soldier is referred to as a "hero" or "patriot". As he said: "There is definately heros and there is definately patriots. But most of us are just punching in for a paycheck, nothing else. Don't call us heros or patriots, it demeans the ones who actually are."
Yeah because of terrorist we are all combatants.. Civilans are much more brave without armor and guns
My old roommate said "Thank you for your service," to the mailman one time 7 years ago, and I still laugh when I think about it.
More importantly, when was the last time you thanked your bus driver?
Literally every time I ride the bus. I also thank the guy who drives the shuttle from the satellite parking lot to my job.
They get paid.
Its almost as if thats what they signed up for
Exactly, so why do people thank people in the armed forces for their service?
Where do you live that they don't spend 7/8ths of their time jerking each other off?
Yea ok fat boy. Get off your ass
1. It was just a joke
2. You have to admit, at least in California it takes them wayyyyy longer to build a 2 lane road than it should (2 lanes 2 miles took 4 years of "constant" work)