It has always been my habit to wear my uniform to church and other occasions when I am on active duty. I consider the uniform an honor and wearing it a privilege that I have earned. Secondly, I think it is important that people be able to put a face to “the military.”
It is interesting to me the reaction that people have to seeing someone in uniform. Some people say, “thank you.” That nice, I always like that. Some people make odd comments that leave me wondering what they were thinking.
“Happy Birthday, Navy. 227 years or whatever.”
OK. Hey, thank you.
One of the comments I really dislike is, “nice costume, Halloween was last month.” This degrades the uniform and makes light of the service and sacrifice made by the service member.