Is Veterans day really for Veterans? 107 replies

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Retherferd

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#1 11 years ago

I think lately more and more people don't really honor those who give it all, IMO my neighborhood hasn't rose a single flag and instead are out trying to save the earth. Yes. It seems it's the green week or at least it seems that way, turning on the tv. I see nothing but more and more hippie green stuff, and very few things about America's heroes. Who agrees with me? Is it just because people don't want to honor cops or soldiers or people who kill people?

I want to here what you guys think.




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#2 11 years ago

It's been commercialized, bent, ripped in half, stuffed into a dirty sewer pipe and left there for a week, yanked out, fried in the sun, had hot coffee poured on it, and then trampled under foot. The meaning of everything has been distorted and made political, to fit people like Al Gore's agenda. Yes, there are a few who use Veteran's day to honor the soldiers, but the meaning has been ripped up and moulded to fit somebody else's purposed. Such is the way of everything now. The only untainted holiday is Thanksgiving...




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#3 11 years ago
Vinegarmoon;4031213I think lately more and more people don't really honor those who give it all, IMO my neighborhood hasn't rose a single flag and instead are out trying to save the earth. Yes. It seems it's the green week or at least it seems that way, turning on the tv. I see nothing but more and more hippie green stuff, and very few things about America's heroes. Who agrees with me? Is it just because people don't want to honor cops or soldiers or people who kill people? I want to here what you guys think.

I think you raise a point there,something should be done....




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#4 11 years ago

I honor our Veterans every day, they deserve nothing less.

Most of our "holidays" are so screwed up by commercialization and screwed that i pretty much ignore them.


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#5 11 years ago

Celebrating veterans seems a bit silly to me anyway. You're either celebrating those who were forced to fight in a war or the kind of overly patriotic person that makes war possible.




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#6 11 years ago

Remembering those who fought and lost their friends is silly?

So we should make no effort to honor World War II vets then I take it. Honestly, this is the first, and I have to say hopefully last, time that I ever hear anyone try and argue against Veterans or Memorial Day.




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#7 11 years ago

EO Violation;4031279Remembering those who fought and lost their friends is silly?

So we should make no effort to honor World War II vets then I take it. Honestly, this is the first, and I have to say hopefully last, time that I ever hear anyone try and argue against Veterans or Memorial Day.

I don't mind wether you honor them or not, I just won't support it or do it myself due to the reasons I said and to which you apparently have no counterargument.




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#8 11 years ago
MrFancypants;4031252Celebrating veterans seems a bit silly to me anyway. You're either celebrating those who were forced to fight in a war or the kind of overly patriotic person that makes war possible.

What about peacekeepers who go into war zones to stop genocides, or those who defend their country when there was actually a need? I’m not saying all military personnel are saints, armies have been used for a great many evil things and the job someone does is ill measure of their character, but the people in them are not necessarily bad people. At the end of the day they do a necesary job.




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#9 11 years ago
Nemmerle;4031295What about peacekeepers who go into war zones to stop genocides, or those who defend their country when there was actually a need? I’m not saying all military personnel are saints, armies have been used for a great many evil things and the job someone does is ill measure of their character, but the people in them are not necessarily bad people. At the end of the day they do a necesary job.

Sure, I think in most professions you can come across people who are worthy of being remembered or honored, I just don't think that all soldiers should be honored regardless of what they did and for what reasons they did it. Maybe my fisrt post seemed a bit too radical in that respect, should have put some more effort into it.




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#10 11 years ago

what they did: they fought for our country Reason enough to respect them a little, not that I'd withstand any of them being rude to me for no good reason, but I'd give a day such a title, yes.