What else has changed?

Some businesses are now setting aside parking for veterans. The designated spots we are talking about here are for all veterans- no requirement Re: earning the Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, having any physical disability, etc.

Hey veterans- do you get special parking spots on base? Why move to divide people up into groups of first & second-class citizens away from the base?

As I have mentioned before, I think it is strange that modern American culture sees veterans as separate & different from the rest of society.

Growing up in the 60s & 70s- veterans were all around- church, school, Boy Scout leaders, family, the neighborhood, etc. It was all just an average thing. These folks weren’t seen as a separate part of American society.

People weren’t stepping over to say “Thanks for your service” to my Dad- who did time in the Navy in the 50s- but looked just like anyone else out in public.

These guys weren’t lining up for free dinner promotions marketed by major restaurant chains.

Where are the veterans who don’t want free meals, discounts, head of the line privileges at the airport, etc.

I think little old ladies should get the best parking spots over at the grocery store. There is no possibility that I would use one of these spots.


This may all be some sort of post-Vietnam guilt at work. The guilt doesn’t seem to work towards shutting down failed wars that never end.


These days, WWII veterans are sought out to be guests of honor at ball games, parades, etc.

0:12 the man is barely conscious when greeted by team owner Jerry Jones:

The US Army is reverting to WWII uniforms.

Love to see the press get out & away from the special occasions and marketing events to interview WWII veterans on what they think of undeclared/unwon wars that never end.

The Department of Defense track record for winning undeclared wars goes back to 1949.


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