I miss a president who loved this country and its military . . . this came over the Email Machine, one of those 'That was then, this is now' reflections . . . S.L.
(THE LESSON NOW BEGINS)
1. If a hug is needed, don't be shy!
No one appreciates a firm handshake more than a soldier.
2. If they prefer not to shake hands . . .
. . . then a chest bump will do.
Just make sure you do a duck face afterward so they can laugh at you.
3. Admire their medals. They were hard-earned.
4. Always treat their families with great respect.
They have been through more than you could imagine.
5. Laugh with them!
Laughter is a medicine that works 102% of the time.
6. Its important that you treat a soldier the way you would treat your own family.
7. If you know a soldier, call them on the 4th of July.
It will make their day!
8. Or you can Skype them.
9. Each soldier has an amazing story.
Listening is often the best gift you can give someone.
11. Give them a hug!
Soldiers love getting hugged because most of them are big softies deep down.
12. Do a sport with them.
Soldiers love being active.
President Bush golfs with wounded veterans at the Warrior Open tournament.
13. Make sure you are respectful.
14. Serve them a big dinner if you can. Lots of meat.
15. But if you only have a minute, look them square in the eye . . .
. . . and say, "Thank you."
We promise you they will appreciate it.
God Bless America!
Very heartwarming . . .
Somehow, I can't imagine the current Occupier of the Oval Office doing anything like this!!!