Putting their Money Where Their Mouth Is
Another advert from the current DAV magazine, but this is a good one.
Yellow ribbons really burn Ranger's ass.
Recently Ranger and Lisa ate at a restaurant in Jacksonville, FL, which sported a large "We Support Our Troops" tableau painted across the entire window-fronted restaurant. Yellow ribbons aflutter, fearsome eagle screeching down -- the whole nine yards. Red, white, blue and yellow. Big time patriot message.
When paying, Ranger asked for his military discount. Do you think even a token 5 or 10% was offered? Nada. The sympathetic waitress offered, "Now, if you'da been a cop, we can give cops discounts."
In contrast to the loud-mouthed troop-supporting pretenders, the above ad is a welcome gesture, though a rarity.
Every year, Golden Corral restaurants have a Military Appreciation Day, on or around Veterans Day. It is an impressive event without fanfare or crass advertisement. Few people I've mentioned it to even know about it. Ranger commends them for this sincere gesture of appreciation.
I am not affiliated with the restaurant in any way, but our local franchise also gives free meals to DAV members once a month before the DAV chapter meeting. They are not remunerated by the local chapter for this gratis hosting.
It would be nice if more flag-waving yellow ribbon patriots extended similar gestures of appreciation.