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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbelt View Post
    How about a parade that also celebrates American pride & patriotism? Is that too much to ask of a liberal?
    We already have that, it's called the Fourth of July Parade on Constitution Avenue.

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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    no... we should say screw you i cannot believe you served our country and then shun them. what kind of question is that?

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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Go to another thread. This isn't the thread for rhetoric. StillBallin obviously said he supported exactly what you're saying. You're attempt at instigation has fallen short.
    To explain my views a bit clearer - I think a parade would be a good idea, but when it comes to help for veterans, that's not even close to being a solid first step.

    The average civilian has no idea what war can do to a human being, to his/her mind and body, and as much as we, the general population, like to pay lip service towards thanking the troops and appreciating their service, the fact is that when they come home there are numerous challenges they face socially just trying to integrate themselves back into society and working a job if they decide to leave the service. Personally I think programs that help people get by with those things would mean a lot more than a parade.

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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    no... we should say screw you i cannot believe you served our country and then shun them. what kind of question is that?
    A very valid one because the mayor of New York declined to have on in their city. No NYC Parade For Iraq War Veterans, Says Mayor Bloomberg. If the mayor of the most important city in America says that, its a problem.
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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    To explain my views a bit clearer - I think a parade would be a good idea, but when it comes to help for veterans, that's not even close to being a solid first step.

    The average civilian has no idea what war can do to a human being, to his/her mind and body, and as much as we, the general population, like to pay lip service towards thanking the troops and appreciating their service, the fact is that when they come home there are numerous challenges they face socially just trying to integrate themselves back into society and working a job if they decide to leave the service. Personally I think programs that help people get by with those things would mean a lot more than a parade.
    A public celebration of their return is a first step in that direction.

    Ultimately, vets just want to know that you give a damn. They don't want to feel ashamed, or embarressed to say that they served in the war...like what happened to the Viet Vets.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    I have a better idea for you. Instead of parading, why don't you go and volunteer to work at a Veterans hospital. Or better yet, volunteer for the military yourself. You want to honor veterans? Become one!

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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    A very valid one because the mayor of New York declined to have on in their city. No NYC Parade For Iraq War Veterans, Says Mayor Bloomberg. If the mayor of the most important city in America says that, its a problem.
    You know, I served in a war and I didn't expect anybody to give me a parade. Frankly, when I got home from Vietnam the last thing I wanted was a parade. A job was what I really wanted.

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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I think we treat our vets now as well or better than we ever have. I used to do volunteer work for the local VA hospital when I lived in Michigan, and I can tell you that those people who work for the VA really care about taking care of vets and will go way above the requirements of the job to help people out.
    Which is way, way, way more important than any phony parade, where people get to feel they're really accomplishing something, when in fact all they're doing is trying to make themselves feel better.

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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    I have a better idea for you. Instead of parading, why don't you go and volunteer to work at a Veterans hospital. Or better yet, volunteer for the military yourself. You want to honor veterans? Become one!
    I've done and do all of the above. Next?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    You know, I served in a war and I didn't expect anybody to give me a parade. Frankly, when I got home from Vietnam the last thing I wanted was a parade. A job was what I really wanted.
    What unit were you in?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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