gcclarke said:It appears that I'm the only person on this forum who is willing to admit it, but I do not have a "Support our troops" ribbon on my vehicle, not do I want one. Quite frankly, doing so would end up making me feel like a hypocrite, as it's basically telling everyone who sees it that they should support... me and my coworkers. To me, it seems just so self-serving for CF members to be displaying those ribbons.
Of course, this doesn't mean that I have a problem with friends and family showing their support.
Teflon said:How the magnet etc helps,
Ah the money you pay for it goes to support military families
Chapeski said:I don't think I'd be deserving of the "Vet" plate, however I would feel comfortable with a "Legion" plate, as I am in fact a member. If I ever go overseas, then my thought on the "Vet" plate would change.
As for the ribbon, I had one on the car before I even left the lot. The sales girl had a chuckle when I wouldn't leave the lot until I had it on. Not that I'm bucking for the "support me" angle, I support those that have a harder, more dangerous job than I, and I want to show it.
X-mo-1979 said:Ive been on a few tours,all combat arms.And I will not get a vet plate till I retire.But again as I said thats just me.Some people have a different outlook on what a vet is.I say leave it for the old lads.
PMedMoe said:My father served 30 years in the CF (AD Tech). He never went overseas (just to Great Falls, Montana on a NORAD exchange) and he has a veteran's plate. If Cpl "Bloggins" who is only 20 wants to get one, that's his prerogative. I, too, will not get one until I retire.
Teflon said:You said you didn't see how purchacing a magnet helped, well I pointed out a way it nd as to your consideration of "support our Troops" items as "crap", to each their own, your idea of "crap" is my idea of a nice sentament