Sunday, December 16, 2007

the Gratitude Campaign

Saw this over at Most Certainly Not and needed to pass it along...

4 comments:

Buck Pennington said...

I saw this elsewhere last week sometime, as well. The weird thing is...I didn't "get" the gesture when I first saw it, as I had never seen this particular gesture of thanks before. Ever.

In the past I've always just saluted and mouthed the words "thank you" on those rare occasions (and there have been a few) when I didn't stop and engage in a little polite conversation.

But what I really like to do is buy the guys a beer when I see 'em at the bar...

Guard Wife said...

I always remember the American Sign Language sign for gratitude as being from the lips or chin rather than the chest, but whatever works.

We, too, have bought beers or dinner for those in uniform when we see them out & about.

TripleE said...

I rarely see anyone in uniform... the couple times that I have , I try to say thank you. I saw a couple Marines at Wal-Mart last week, but lost them in an aisle before I could thank them.

Buck Pennington said...

I rarely see anyone in uniform...

Quite the opposite here, what with Cannon AFB just a few klicks up the road. We (that being the residents of Portales/Clovis) see guys in uniform literally everywhere, all the time. And I suppose it's a variation on the ol' "familiarity breeds.." thingie, but no one stops and says "Thank You" to these guys...coz they're a part of our community, like cops and fire-fighters. I still buy 'em a beer, though. ;-)