Manner Monday®: Veterans Day

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by Carey Sue Vega in Etiquette, Manner Monday, Manners

They are often easily identifiable by their military uniform.  We see them all of the time, men and women who serve our country out and about in our community.  We also see them in airports traveling to and from various assignments.

Our Veteran’s usually aren’t so easy to spot as they now have the luxury of wearing civilian clothes.  Take a few minutes this Veterans Day to thank someone you know who has served (or is currently serving) our country.  If you’re interested in hearing stories about their experience, keep in mind that veteran’s experiences vary widely and a request for a story could easily stir up a range of emotions.  Some will be excited and comfortable to share stories and experiences about their service.  For others, asking them to share a story may place them in an awkward and uncomfortable situation.  Start by taking the time to reach out and “thank” them for their time and commitment.  If they offer to share a story or experience, treasure every minute and every word they share with you… It’s a pretty big deal!

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Speaking of a ‘pretty big deal’, we were lucky enough to attend a promotion ceremony for a close family friend who is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force.  What a great opportunity to teach our son about reverence and respect for our country first hand.

Thank you Scott for your service:



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As always; Thanks for reading!
– Carey Sue


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