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Notes From A Veteran:News And Information At The Veterans Site
THE SIGN: A WAY TO SAY THANKS TO OUR SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN
Jan 28, 2013
I received this in a forwarded message from a friend. He says that this "gesture" was started by someone in Seattle, Washington and that it is becoming a universal way to communicate our thanks to our servicemen and women when we see them in public.
It is a very simple, but very meaningful, and self-explanatory gesture. There is no mistaking what it means. If you have felt awkward, or shy about going up to our military members in uniform, this is a great way overcome your hesitation. You need not exchange words, just offer this universal gesture of thanks. It will be appreciated by those who have served and suffered on our behalf. You will feel good for having done it too. Try it next time you see one our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen, or Marines in uniform. This is a simple, but very moving act.
Let's show our servicemen and women, through this simple gesture, that we appreciate the great service and the sacrifices they have endured on behalf of all of us.