As a veteran, I have received countless “Thank You”’s to which I am still unsure how to respond. I guess the “nice things” people have done for me have mostly come from fellow veterans. There have been several occasions where I have been checking in at a camp ground and the owner is a former service member and gives me either a free stay or a discount on my fees. Additionally, when I returned from Iraq, I went and stayed with some friends of my family. My friend’s father was a Vietnam Veteran and just listened to hours of my stories never once interrupting to tell his own tales. I have since, listened to him tell his story on several occasions to me, but I wonder sometimes, if before I had my experiences if he had ever told his tale.