Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post

You could go to the other extreme and ask, don't we already honor the troops enough by paying them, giving them free housing, medical coverage, paying for their college, giving them job training, retirement benefits, etc. You could argue that socioeconomic issues play a bigger role in men and women choosing military service rather than this sense of duty we try to pretend is the case when we give thanks.
We don't give them anything they earn it and the respect of the nation they serve.