Yesterday was Veterans Day. I always have mixed emotions on Veterans Day. I am a veteran. I am proud of my service in the military. I love my country and I am proud of my country. I will always believe I gained more from being in the military than my country gained from me serving in the military.
On Veterans Day, I always try to avoid being in any group or situation where veterans are asked to stand to be honored for their service. I simply believe being a veteran holds no special honor and should receive no special recognition beyond self pride. I've never asked for or received any monetary benefits as a veteran my service entitles me to. I believe you shouldn't receive anything you don't earn.
I do believe any person serving in the military and their families should be well rewarded and honored, but when their service ends, special recognition should end.
I'm curious about how other people feel.