Part of the new Army requires new recruits to go home and serve a 30-day recruiting period before they move on to their first assignment.
She and three of her fellow soldiers were eating lunch (which I ended up buying for them) and were telling me of their experiences in boot camp and beyond.
While at their recruiting post at a nearby Walmart, the young woman, in her desert camo, said she was thanking people for their support as they walked in the store when a lady turned to her very snidely and told her "I don't support you or anything you are doing." She had a similar experience just a couple minutes later, leaving her and her Army friends a little demoralized. That's the kind of reaction I would expect (still not approve) in Berkeley, California, not "lovely Lapeer."
As a Vietnam veteran it hurts me when I hear crap like that. There's plenty of reason to be upset with the government and it's a free country so anyone can oppose the war, but when you see a soldier, please don't ever be disrespectful. Disagree if you will, but please don't be disagreeable to the troops.
If you are someone who would say such a nasty thing to someone who is sacrificing and serving, just be quiet, please.
If you get a chance to do something nice for someone in uniform, please do. After all, they're trying to do something for you.