Madison wrote:StlSluggers wrote:I'm all for appreciating our troops, but this is just dumb:
Curious as to why you think it's "dumb".
I think it's kind of cool to come up with a way for more people to show their appreciation to the men and women who put their lives on the line in order for all of us to have the freedoms we enjoy. Most people don't have the stones to say "thank you", so why is coming up with something for those people "stupid"? Would it be the whole point of having to do that because the country lacks stones? If so, then I agree.
I agree and I disagree. The whole hand over the heart gesture is pretty silly and anybody would feel like a tool doing that. But the sentiment of saying thanks is a good one. I'm a big veterans day guy and give thanks to the people who fought in the World Wars but there is no reason we should have to wait for a war to be over or for soldiers to die before we say thanks to the soldiers defending us, regardless of what we think of the war itself.
That being said I think that the soldiers would much rather see an end to the stop loss policy, an end to the reneging on college tuition and bonuses and renewed funding of veterans programs. That would go a lot further than the hand over the heart gesture.