What is something you would say to a veteran?
Go beyond saying, “Thank you for your service.” “Ive heard some veterans dont like when civilians tell them, Thank you for your service,” says Liguori of Unite US. “Its not offensive to them, but it creates a barrier, like civilians can just say thank you and its enough.
How do you ask a veteran about their service?
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What are good questions to ask a veteran?
What did you go on to do as a career after the war? Did your military experience influence your thinking about war or about the military in general? If in a veterans organization, what kinds of activities does your post or association have? Do you attend reunions?
Is it disrespectful to salute a veteran?
Soldiers are required to perfect the military salute, as a sloppy salute is considered disrespectful. A proper salute involves raising the right hand with the fingers and thumb extended and joined together with the palm down.
Why do you say thank you for your service?
For maybe 15 years, but especially since 2017, controversy has swirled around a simple saying: “Thank you for your service.” It is said to a service member or military veteran with gratitude. This was a humorous way to describe the close-knit group of men and women who have worn a military uniform.
Can I ask if someone is a veteran?
Asking veteran applicants questions about their disability is illegal according to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Can you chew gum in uniform?
Pay attention to dress and appearance. Dont chew gum in uniform. Keep your uniform clean and ready for inspection every day. Nothing screams professional better than a sharp Airman, properly groomed and attired, observing proper customs and courtesies.
What arm do you salute with?
Yes, you should use your right hand to salute. The only time you do not use your right hand to salute is when your right hand is injured (or if your country requires you to use your left hand).
Do you salute with right or left?
Saluting with the left or right hand has nothing to do with being disrespectful. The salute, in and of itself, no matter which hand is used, is respectful. The US military uses the right hand for a reason and that reason is utilitarian, not an issue of respect.