Theodore's World: The Gratitude Campaign

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December 13, 2007

The Gratitude Campaign

This is a wonderful video, just click on the link.

Wild Thing's comment........
I would love to see more people doing something like this. I know sometimes a person will say, they can't just walk up to a service member, maybe out of shyness or even tremendous respect. But if they even did what this video shows it would mean a lot.

Over the years I have so many special experiences in meeting our soldiers just seeing them out and about and telling them thank you. It is like an opportunity of a moment in time that says everything to take that chance to just say thank you. Without them, our troops and our Veterans, our country is nothing.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 13, 2007 12:47 AM


My buddy is home from Karsu Iraq (2 weeks R&R)and so proud of him. He and his lovely wife are drinking Spatlese from Santa tonight!

Posted by: drstrangeloveb52isok at December 13, 2007 04:59 AM

I like this. My first instinct though is a handshake.

Posted by: TomR at December 13, 2007 02:26 PM

The sign is from ASL(American Sign Language) and the impression I got is that it is common and easily understood.

It is a damn sight better than the signs we got when we came back.

Handshake or a 'thank you' signed, it is the intent that counts, I think.

Posted by: Mark at December 13, 2007 04:34 PM

Excellent video!
I was on a plane trip several yrs ago, the captain announced that their was a Marine on board...we all looked around and starting clapping!
It was nice!

I thanked a new friend of mine on line, he was in the Navy; His response was...'Wow, you’re welcome. I think I can count on one hand the number of individuals that have ever actually thanked me.'

Thank them! I thank you guys! Thank YOU Mark!
God Bless the U.S.A.!

Posted by: patrickdaniel at December 13, 2007 08:27 PM

Thank you Mark. Thank you WT. God bless our troops.

Guns Made America Great.

Posted by: Jack at December 13, 2007 10:26 PM

drstrangeloveb52isok, that is great. Please tell your friend thank you from all of us.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 14, 2007 12:10 AM

Tom, that has always been mine too. There have been times I could have done it this way when there was no way to walk up to them to shake their hand. So now I have two ways to thank them. big smile

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 14, 2007 12:26 AM

Mark, thanks again, this will be very handy to know. I remeber several times it would have come in handy where there was no way I could get to the person to thank them.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 14, 2007 12:30 AM

Patrick oh wow what a neat story, thank you for sharing about it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 14, 2007 12:33 AM

Jack that is great, thank you!

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 14, 2007 12:37 AM