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Thank You to the Hero’s

Posted on | April 26, 2008 | Comments Off

As I have travelled around the country and seen soldiers in the airport I have often wanted to thank them for their service to our country. Sometimes I do, but sometimes not. One that that seems to matter is the awkwardness of the whole thing.

I guess I’m not alone. See this video clip.

From their website here:

For the past several years as I’ve been traveling around the country, I’ve been approaching soldiers in the airports and thanking them for serving for us. On several occasions I have noticed that it felt a little awkward for both of us. There are several reasons, some of which I am even just now learning as I produce this film and talk to more soldiers. But they have always appreciated being thanked, and I have always felt better having expressed my gratitude.

I started to think that it would be nice if civilians had a gesture or sign that they could use to say “thank you” quickly and easily without even having to approach. I did some research and found the sign that we are now using.

Is this limited to the military? Not at all. If you look around you I’m sure that you’ll find lots of people who are serving their communities, from local to global. If you appreciate their service, give them a sign. Say “thank you.”

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