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Re: Can
Posted by MikeC/TX of TX on 7/7/19 6:52pm Msg #72616
"And, tell me which holiday celebrates those on active duty today?
You know, the people risking their lives so you have the right to put them down."

That would be Armed Forces Day, which in the US is the 3rd Saturday in May. It's not a federal holiday, but it has existed since the Truman administration. You might want to Google it.

Independence Day is supposed to be a celebration of the day we declared our independence from Britain. It was never intended to celebrate our military, past or present. If you want to celebrate the Military, you've got Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, and Armed Forces Day.

Independence Day is for the American people, not the military. We also don't need to specifically celebrate and honor the military on Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.

We've gotten to the point where every national holiday - with the possible exception of MLK's birthday -has been co-opted by people who think we need to continuously thank our military. We don't need to do that - they get it and know we support them. I doubt that there's any veteran or active service member who has not tired of hearing the phrase "Thank you for your service".

You're a veteran, Rich - do people come up to you and say this? My older brother served in Vietnam and doesn't even want to talk about it - "Thank you for your service" for him is something that would dredge up memories he would rather forget. The US military does an incredible job, but all of our national holidays are not about them, and I doubt they would want them to be.
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Messages in this Thread
 Can't wait for Trump's July 4th military parade - MikeC/TX on 7/2/19 4:48pm
 Re: Can - bagger on 7/3/19 6:53am
 Re: Can - MikeC/TX on 7/3/19 6:57pm
 Re: Can - bagger on 7/4/19 9:51am
 I thought it was a good celebration of patriotism and values - Lee/AR on 7/5/19 6:24am
 Re: I thought it was a good celebration of patriotism and values - bagger on 7/5/19 7:43am
 Re: I thought it was a good celebration of patriotism and values - shooterclay on 7/5/19 5:33pm
 Re: I thought it was a good celebration of patriotism and values - MikeC/TX on 7/5/19 7:26pm
 Re: Can - MikeC/TX on 7/5/19 6:54pm
 Re: Can -  JanetK_CA on 7/6/19 2:51pm
 Re: Can - bagger on 7/7/19 11:57am
 Re: Can - MikeC/TX on 7/7/19 6:52pm
 Re: Can - bagger on 7/8/19 8:26am
 Re: Can - MikeC/TX on 7/8/19 7:05pm
 Re: Can - bagger on 7/9/19 7:20am
 Re: Can - MikeC/TX on 7/10/19 4:51pm
 To correct the record on past Prez/4th celebrations... - Moneyman/TX on 7/7/19 9:30am
 Re: To correct the record on past Prez/4th celebrations... - bagger on 7/7/19 11:55am
 Re: To correct the record on past Prez/4th celebrations... - MikeC/TX on 7/7/19 4:20pm
 Re: To correct the record on past Prez/4th celebrations... - bagger on 7/8/19 5:34am
 Re: To correct the record on past Prez/4th celebrations... - MikeC/TX on 7/7/19 4:33pm
 Re: To correct the record on past Prez/4th celebrations... - bagger on 7/8/19 5:12am
 Re: To correct the record on past Prez/4th celebrations... - bagger on 7/8/19 8:03am
 Re: To correct the record on past Prez/4th celebrations... - MikeC/TX on 7/10/19 5:30pm
 Re: To correct the record on past Prez/4th celebrations... - Moneyman/TX on 7/12/19 6:58am
 Re: To correct the record on past Prez/4th celebrations... - MikeC/TX on 7/12/19 6:09pm
 Re: To correct the record on past Prez/4th celebrations... - bagger on 7/15/19 9:45am
 Re: To correct the record on past Prez/4th celebrations... - MikeC/TX on 7/15/19 5:22pm
 Just an an addendum to some of your comments - MikeC/TX on 7/8/19 6:24pm



 
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