Originally Posted by gabriel;2722767;
I get the same reaction. They don't think they've done anything special, but they have and its nice to surprise them with the thanks for the sacrifice, but they always try to wave it off as "it was nothing". No, it was definetly something!!!!
And that is so nice of you to do that for your police and firefighters.
I can remember going places with my parents and if there were any military men in uniform, my dad would always send the waitress over with a round of drinks on him for these guys. They invariably would come over to say thank you to my dad and strike up conversations about the military, where did you serve, etc. But my dad would always tell them that he remembered when he was a young sailor with not much money and what that felt like to be away from home, so he always bought a round of drinks for anyone in uniform as a way of saying thanks and helping them enjoy themselves.
My condelences. It's not easy losing those we love.