We left home as teenagers or in our early twenties for an unknown adventure.
We loved our country enough to defend it and protect it with our own lives.
We said goodbye to friends and family and everything we knew.
We learned the basics and then we scattered in the wind to the far corners of the Earth.
We found new friends and new family.
We became brothers and sisters regardless of colour, race or creed.
We had plenty of good times, and plenty of bad times.
We didn’t get enough sleep.
We smoked and drank too much.
We picked up both good and bad habits.
We worked hard and played harder.
We didn’t earn a great wage.
We experienced the happiness of mail call and the sadness of missing important events.
We didn’t know when, or even if, we were ever going to see home again.
We grew up fast, and yet somehow, we never grew up at all.
We fought for our freedom, as well as the freedom of others.
Some of us saw actual combat, and some of us didn’t.
Some of us saw the world, and some of us didn’t.
Some of us dealt with physical warfare, most of us dealt with psychological warfare.
We have seen and experienced and dealt with things that we can’t fully describe or explain, as not all of our sacrifices were physical.
We participated in time honored ceremonies and rituals with each other, strengthening our bonds and camaraderie.
We counted on each other to get our job done and sometimes to survive it at all.
We have dealt with victory and tragedy.
We have celebrated and mourned.
We lost a few along the way.
When our adventure was over, some of us went back home, some of us started somewhere new and some of us never came home at all.
We have told amazing and hilarious stories of our exploits and adventures.
We share an unspoken bond with each other, that most people don’t experience, and few will understand.
We speak highly of our own branch of service, and poke fun at the other branches.
We know however, that, if needed, we will be there for our brothers and sisters and stand together as one, in a heartbeat.
Being a Veteran is something that had to be earned, and it can never be taken away.
It has no monetary value, but at the same time it is a priceless gift.
With eternal love for my brothers: To understand a Military Veteran you must know: 🕊️ THANK YOU VETERANS 🕊️
posted ago by spookyjumper ago by spookyjumper +237 / -2
We owe veterans and particularly combat veterans a debt which can never be repaid. Thank you all for your commitment to Freedom.
Respectful counterpoint: when was the last time any western country was on the right side in a war? We never defend ourselves or our interests, we only fight for the zog, to bring freedom (i.e., Rothschild central banks) to countries that didn’t have it before. The first step to getting young boys to stop signing up to help smash innocent countries so the zog can make money “rebuilding” them is to stop encouraging them to join, which means stopping the blind praise for current vets.
The sentiment of being willing to die for your country is admirable, but it is fully neutered by turning around and going to fight against your country, which all Western militaries have been doing since… well, who wants to hazard a guess?
Agreed. This hit home for me. Thank you, from an Army veteran.
Agree...Thank you...US Air Force, Ret...
Thank you for your service, Fren.
You Sir are a Patriot...Thank you!!!
I am eternally grateful to any and all vets. I remember a post from a month or so ago where some vets were kinda hanging their heads now that they're awake bc they were "duped" into serving by so many political lies (esp 9/11 and Iraq WMD), and now regretful of some of those tours/missions bc they now know it was for more diabolical political reasons.
Vets should NEVER feel that way. EVER. A serviceman/woman is ALWAYS on the right side, with the most pure and noble intentions. Don't let sick political motivations ever cloud your decision nor your entirely deserved honor.
EDIT: I dug up the post I was referring to bc it had a lot of great commentary from vets here at GAW. In case anyone wanted to read or missed it when it was published a couple weeks ago https://greatawakening.win/p/16aTCYC2Vi/military-veterans-what-is-your-a/
❤️You are greatly honored and deeply thanked! You are special people with a spiritual and physical gift of true service. May God Bless you all!
My son enlisted just before the election (he had Trump sneakers!) Thank you for your post
How can I say thank you and you understand that I mean it with all my heart? Our vets are the best America has to offer. I love you all!
We got vaccinated against our will because it was that or financial ruin for our family.
Thank you for my service
Beautiful. Thank you for your service!
An Unnecessary Evil with respect to all those that enlisted for the right reasons.,
All Wars are Banker Wars
Thank you for this! A lot of vets struggle adjusting to the civilian world and losing much of the direct support and daily interaction of those we served with. Top that off with depression, anxiety, ptsd, medical issues and disabilities. If you know a vet, ask how they’re doing. They may look fine but that doesn’t mean a thing.
Thanks again for this thoughtful post.
Great post. o7
Thank you for this. My husband is a Viet Nam Veteran, and much of what you said here is what I've learned he also experienced. Thank you to all veterans who have given so much of yourselves for the rest of us.
Blessings to you all who have countless stories, and blessings +1 to those who hurt so badly that they can't bring themselves to talk about it. May your strength rub off on us all.
Potentially the best homage to brothers past and present I've ever seen. All of this is 100% factual...all of it.
Only one thing ya left out directly but IS alluded to in bullet #2: The Oath we took has no expiration; it dies only when we do.
This is one of the most accurate and concise descriptions I’ve seen for what the experience was like. I kind of wish I had stayed in long enough to serve under Trump, but it was time to move on.
Great write up, and thank you for your service!
Thank you for protecting me when I sleep may God bless our Veterans 🙏🇺🇸🕊🚨🤡🚨
God bless you all for your service. You are all resilience personified.
Saw my first "Veterans Against Trump" bumper sticker today. He also had a "Proud American" sticker too on his Chevy Z71 pickup. He's entitled to his opinion (he's wrong tho) I was hoping to pull up alongside him and give him a thumbs-up and yell "how's your Biden working out for your?" but I got jammed up in traffic.
Really noce post. I hold my military service in high regard. I also like to have fun with it as well.
My wedding last year was an outdoor wedding in our homes backyard. I rented a porta potty for the event. Me and another veteran friend that was helping me set up looked at the porta potty being delivered and looked at each other. We joked about how the 80 degree heat and some alone time in the porta potty would be nostalgic.
I swear, only Veterans can joke about this kind of stuff.
USN Roof Rat here. This really hit home with me. God bless.
Semper Fi .
To all those gone, but not forgotten 🍻
Sad to think some of those time honored rituals have fallen by the wayside. I'm looking at you Sons of Neptune.
Aug 1964, crossing the equator on a CLG-pollywog day was a hoot, my glasses got broken; Shellback day was brutal, but fun none the less. A rite of passage for me when I answered in the pool "I'm a Shellback"... 😊
Well done! Thank you!!
I am grateful and thankful to our current and past serving military. You sacrificed for us all. You put your life on hold for the country and you and your families sacrificed much. With out your selfless dedication, where would the U.S.A. be? It is not the fault of the average military man or woman, or our veterans that they were manipulated by manufactured conflicts in the name of power and greed. There are many companies and individuals who profited by the war machine, but certainly it was not our military. They made the ultimate sacrifice: death, physical and mental injuries. We owe you everything. It is not Congress who should have Cadillac health plans, but our military. It is not our poor that should profit from all the government benefits (housing, food, health, education, cell phones, internet). Most are able bodied, able to work. It is our military, past and present who should receive these benefits. We need to rectify the homelessness our vets are experiencing. We need to do it today.
Thanks for your service. Shame you fought for the zog instead of joining a local militia or something though. Hopefully the next generation won’t fall for it.
Wow. Pretty harsh. I'd say they voluntarily sign up to serve a cause greater than themselves. Sure, freedom isn't free and they have to get their hands dirty sometimes by killing people, but there are some pretty awful ppl in the world unfortunately. A country cannot exist without a military to protect it from those awful ppl. Reality.
Please explain how anyone protected anything in the US, besides bankster/cartel/deep state interests by invading Iraq in 2003, and subsequently killing lots and lots of people.
Repeat with Libya in 2009, and Syria in 2013 (ongoing). And for that matter Serbia in 1999, which was in fact a Christian country (unlike the other 3 above).
Vietnam & Korea get a pass due to the draft. The rest don't. The great awakening is about the truth IN ALL THINGS, including sacred cows such as the mil.
That's why we pray. We enlisted with pure hearts. We came out different. Pray for our military, who suffer pretty high suicide rates as it is.
Not different, better. It was a required lesson.
No need for self-judgment. However, it's important to see the MIL for what it really is, not what people want it to be.
I can't see your original comment anymore (says deleted). I didn't downvote it either, bc I never downvote. Pretty sure your comment was something like ppl voluntarily sign up to kill ppl and drop bombs. I read that more as opinion not fact. So the question "am I wrong?" is really for you to answer.
I eat ham sandwiches bc ham is the best sandwich meat. That's not fact, that's my opinion.
My opinion is that ppl voluntarily sign up to serve a cause greater than themselves. The people I personally know who have served did not do so to kill people but protect people (namely their fellow citizens)
Climb back into your cave, coward, we need not your council nor your approval.
Where did your first dumbass comment go, couldn't stand the heat for saying toxic crap?
Veteran status in America DOES have a welfare status attached to it. Lota tax dollars to subsidies Veterans.
I bet every where you go there is at least one asshole in the room. Even when you are alone. Something earned is not welfare.
I'd shake your hand if I could. Outstanding comment. "Earned" at the highest price at that (life)
Also forgot to mention, my Father was told by the VA he was eligable for an extra 1100 a month. He told them he was not going to take it and didnt. God rest his soul.
Further proof that he was always proud, and always willing to sacrifice. Sounds like a great man.
🤝 there you go Brother. Family full of Vets. My father and 2 of his brothers died from exposure to the orange. Had to survive nam to realize their guberment killed them. All three were still proud of their service. Me, retired Navy. And thanks appreciate your comment.
Thank you and your family for your service. My dad also Nam vet, agent orange, prostate cancer and other, 150% rated. I think it's cognitive dissonance with him. He knows it's agent orange, but hasn't connected to deliberate poisoning by our govt.
How is it welfare if the benefits are Earned?
I mean its just lionization IMO. We both know The Forces have those who earned it but also that the vast majority of Vets did nothing more than a Civi job with PT and Military Traditions.
Did nothing more than a Civi job? You have a lot to learn. We all signed up with the knowledge it could mean the ultimate sacrifice. Most of us have chronic illness from the vax they tested on us. Just because some didn't see combat doesn't mean they didn't "earn it."
So, you know 1 in 2 jobs are cubical jobs, yes?
And your cubicle was in moms basement. Coward. To scared to serve. Thats why you lash out. Mommys boy.
My job was on a light crusier which was NO cruise liner-flag ship for the 7th Fleet-NOT some corporate weeniemobile. The ship was the in the diplomatic side of duty and we cruised up the Saigon River January of 64 where we were exposed to Agent Orange and I was NOT to know until December of 2019 when, looking for my ships patch, I saw the ship was in the Agent Orange Registry. My diabetes and hypertension is presumed to have been caused by AO. Your name DOES check out with your vile posts.
Thank you for your service.
Thank you for caring!!
So what, you think that makes you better than others? So many of my Brothers acted like straight up doughboys to good people unaffiliated woth Military life. This position that some Vets take makes me sick. Its un-American and straight up Communist. You want respect just because you told the world of your party affiliations? Its an untenable position in The Wild. I will skin and eat 50 E1s with a handfull of Patriots to keep my Family alive.
I don't know where your hatred comes from, but I assure you, you will always lose the argument with your bludgeoning verbosity.
This post is evil. Talking about skinning and eating 50 E1s. WTF is wrong with you?
The fire of Liberty. Cling to your archaic crumbling institutions if it helps you sleep.
My point is being an E1 doesn't give you magic powers to survive in The Wild if SHTF, and I would HAPPILY kill skin and eat ANY veteran if it kept my family alive one more day.
Come try it fed bitch
What IS truly funny about your comment re:E-1- 50 E-1s are found in BOOT CAMP and they just don't know chit, but even they know FAR more than you... 😁
You are so low IQ. You will not survive.you and your big mouth coward ass brothers will die looking for the meal you say you will skin and eat.
And what part did you play, moms basement?