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Posted: 03/31/21 09:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a great respect for veterans and would never want to do anything offensive to any of them. I did not serve in the military but did spend over thirty years in law enforcement. My question: My granddaughter's husband (grandson-in-law?) is stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C. He is currently in Iraq till October but will then return to Ft. Bragg. For Christmas, he sent me a really nice T-shirt with FT. BRAGG written across the back and a military emblem on the front. I love the shirt. It's well made and very comfortable. I've never actually worn it away from home. I guess I'm a little concerned that someone might think I was passing myself off as a former military member. (I'm in my 70's so I seriously don't think anyone would think I was home on leave) Am I overthinking this? As a veteran, would you be offended?

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IMHO
Wear it and proudly respond to inquiry what the shirt means to you.

Specific incident memorabilia like the Chosen reservoir, or Fallujah might be sensitive, but surely a general interest clothing wouldn't offend anyone.

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I appreciate that. And, I’m very proud of my grandson- in-law.

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My (strictly civilian) opinion: I don't think it's fundamentally different than if your son went to, say, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and gave you an RIT shirt. Wearing it would not seem to necessarily imply that you're an alumnus of that fine school, and I don't think anyone could possibly be offended by the explanation that your child studied there. Rather, in either case, wearing the shirt simply shows that you're proud of them and their achievements (and have good taste in casual clothes).





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Thanks, DrewE.

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Posted: 04/01/21 03:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wear it proudly .
A Veteran wouldn't be offended .
But a Snow Flake might.[emoticon]


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My 2 years USNR active duty with NavCommSta - Philippines ‘70-‘72 during V’Nam changed my life, and it was punctuated was by the unwelcome “Welcome” back to the States while traveling home under orders in my Dress Blues in May, 1972. As a 30 yr. cop I know you can relate to what we old Vets have experienced.

Wear the shirt.

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images wrote:

Wear it proudly .
A Veteran wouldn't be offended .
But a Snow Flake might.[emoticon]


Please describe a snowflake!

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Most won't give it a second thought, most probably won't even recognize the content.
If someone comments it will give you a chance to brag on your boy!!

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Wear it proudly....from a veteran.

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