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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSfFYxSdKdo
    "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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    Re: the gratitude campaign

    I love the idea of thanking people in military but will they understand the hand gesture unless accompanied by you reciting the pledge which would be odd.

    The people looked weird doing the gesture.

    A simple "thanks for serving" and a handshake would probably make more sense.

    I thanked a soldier for serving when doing a job at his house a couple years ago. The subject came up because he was missing a leg. I made sure to give him a discount also.

    Its a great idea that people should think about, thanks for the video.

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    • #3
      Re: the gratitude campaign

      The gesture does seem weird at first. But I got to thinking about it
      and it sorta looks like you are giving your heart to them.

      It's like saying: "thanks for serving, my heart goes out to you".

      I think a civilian salute (stand and face the service member with your
      hand held over your heart) would have been just as effective, and
      more readily recognized with no learning curve.

      All in all, I am happy to see that out troops are receiving some thanks
      and respect and do not have to endure the disgraceful events following
      other recent conflicts or wars.
      Last edited by Bob D.; 08-01-2009, 11:16 PM.
      "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
      John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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