Thank You for Your Service

On this day, there are some people who should be thanked for their service.

To those who work on holidays: Thank you for your service.

To those who work on weekends: Thank you for your service.

To those who drive cabs or UBER in the middle of the night: Thank you for your service.

To those who take care of the elderly living in nursing homes who suffer with dementia: Thank you for your service.

To those who work the late shift at McDonalds: Thank you for your service.

To those who work the early shift at convenience stores: Thank you for your service.

To those who do volunteer work: Thank you for your service.

To those who feed the homeless on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day: Thank you for your service.

To those who drive trucks across the country: Thank you for your service.

To those who help deliver babies in the middle of the night: Thank you for your service.

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To those who give to charity: Thank you for your service.

To those who remove the dead from their homes and clean things up: Thank you for your service.

To those who adopt children: Thank you for your service.

To those who deliver packages in the rain for Amazon, FedEx, or UPS: Thank you for your service.

To those who work for non-profit corporations: Thank you for your service.

To those who crawl into attics for pest control and cable companies: Thank you for your service.

To those who provide tech support: Thank you for your service.

To those who install new roofs in the heat of the summer: Thank you for your service.

To those who repair cars in the winter in unheated shops: Thank you for your service.

To those who pick vegetables: Thank you for your service.

To those who put money in church offering plates: Thank you for your service.

To those who do missionary work overseas: Thank you for your service.

To those who deliver pizza: Thank you for your service.

To those who wait tables: Thank you for your service.

To those who work in mental institutions: Thank you for your service.

To those who collect garbage: Thank you for your service.

To those who work in call centers: Thank you for your service.

To those who give back to their communities: Thank you for your service.

To those who clean up after their dogs: Thank you for your service.

To those who take care of their aged parents: Thank you for your service.

To those who pray for others: Thank you for your service.

To those who work at a place with no benefits: Thank you for your service.

To those who work for low pay: Thank you for your service.

To those who clean hotel rooms: Thank you for your service.

To those who work at Waffle House on Christmas Day: Thank you for your service.

To those who are foster parents: Thank you for your service.

To those who support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital: Thank you for your service.

To those who clean windows on skyscrapers: Thank you for your service.

To those who clean up crime scenes: Thank you for your service.

To those who have unpaid internships: Thank you for your service.

To those who euthanize dogs and cats: Thank you for your service.

To those who write apps: Thank you for your service.

To those who work underground in mines: Thank you for your service.

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Sorry veterans. There is nothing about your service that is worthy of thanks.

We don’t thank you for following immoral orders.

We don’t thank you for fighting unjust wars.

We don’t thank you for serving Uncle Sam instead of the country.

We don’t thank you for going to countries where you had no business going.

We don’t thank you for fighting senseless wars.

We don’t thank you for acting as the world’s policeman.

We don’t thank you for bombing, maiming, and killing for the state.

We don’t thank you for engaging in offense instead of defense.

We don’t thank you for making widows and orphans.

We don’t thank you for invading and occupying countries.

We don’t thank you for being part of the president’s personal attack force.

We don’t thank you for fighting undeclared wars.

We don’t thank you for being a pawn in the hands of Uncle Sam.

We don’t thank you for unleashing sectarian violence.

We don’t thank you for the death and destruction you caused overseas.

We don’t thank you for helping to carry out a reckless, belligerent, and meddling U.S. foreign policy.

We don’t thank you for being a global force for evil.

And we certainly don’t thank you for filling up restaurants on Veterans Day to get your free or discounted meals and increasing our wait times to be seated.