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These Are The Questions Veterans Are Tired Of Hearing


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Carrie
- 1654 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Common misperceptions about men and women in uniform can have harmful effects -- just ask a vet. Judging from a 2012 survey by veterans advocacy group The Mission Continues, civilians have a lot to learn about those who've served in the armed forces.



   

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Vallee R (280)
Tuesday November 11, 2014, 4:19 pm
Those are stupid - we don't treat our veterans with any human decency at all! Well at least our government doesn't! Thanks God for the rest of us!~
 

John D (50)
Tuesday November 11, 2014, 6:25 pm
It's almost as if in times of need everyone will glad slap a veteran and thank them but when that time of need passes most civilians don't want to deal with the aftermath of a veterans tour... I am a veteran and very proud of that service from 1963 to 1969.
 

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday November 11, 2014, 7:30 pm
Thank you for your service John.
 

Judith C (159)
Tuesday November 11, 2014, 10:29 pm
Respect to the veterans.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 12:45 am
The solution to this is not to have wars that create war veterans in the first place, but throughout history, we've never learned.
 

Arild Warud (174)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 4:58 am
Support the Vet's.
 

Erika M (0)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 6:54 am
thanks
 

SuSanne P (193)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 7:49 am
I've supported the troops since Viet Nam, when no one did. I didn't understand it anymore then than I do now, but treated every soldier with respect on my way to protest. Maybe I was so young it just seemed the right thing to do. I hated the war but not the men and women who served. I hated how the "lucky ones" (which I question) who did return home were silently scared for life, until this very day! I don't understand how anyone who in on the front lines can ever be cured from such inhuman and unnatural events that occur through War and personally believe everyone suffers from some level of PTSD. As Val stated this is pure ignorance and neglect on the part of the people and our government. Although I disagree with war in every respect, when learning I'm speaking to a Vet my remarks are Thank You for your sacrifices and I'm glad you're now home! The pride and smiles they always give touch my Heart while I give them a hug. I can't imagine questing their motives...SICK!
 

SuSanne P (193)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 7:52 am
Forgive me Carrie...THANK YOU!
 

Kathleen M (208)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 8:01 am
Noted. Just amazing how stupid people can be! Thanks for posting, Carrie.
 

Edwin M (346)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 8:31 am
Hahahaha ain't it the truth! Thank you Carrie from a Vet.
 

M B (62)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 8:39 am
Noted, thx Carrie.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 11:41 am
Where are people's heads when asking these questions. Perhaps a child but come on grown up people.

I thought the piece down the end was a particularly moving piece of the students helping the one Veteran they had heard about. I hope others take the time to look at that as well.
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Wednesday November 12, 2014, 4:45 pm
Veterans are only one group whose members are constantly being asked stupid questions based on ridiculous stereotypes and misconceptions. To me the scariest part is for every one question you get there are nine others out there that wonder but won't ask. Dandelion, I agree that slideshow story was great.
 

Gene Jacobson (287)
Thursday November 13, 2014, 5:33 am
Well, except for the "pretty" one, I've been asked all of those and a whole lot more and I got out of the service in October, 1970. I can only imagine what it is like for those of more current generations.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 13, 2014, 8:18 am
When I was in the Army (1971-1974) the main questions for women were "Are you a lesbian?' or "Are you a whore?' Apparently you could not be anything else and want to be in the Army!
 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday November 14, 2014, 4:58 am
Wow, that was truly sad Evanola. Having lived during those years, it seems about right. I recall not many years prior to the dates you gave, wanting to take woodworking in school but was told no, I was a girl, that is for boys. It seems any female that wanted to step out of what was considered the "norm" at the time was rocking societies boat, so it was met with resistance and ignorance.

Thank you for your service despite the ignorance of others. Thanking all who are here on this thread that served.
 

Warren Webber (26)
Saturday November 15, 2014, 2:33 am
Live long and prosper
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 20, 2014, 1:15 pm
Nice one Carrie, would like to thank your son for his service ; )
 
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