Top Ten Things We Didn’t Wanna Hear On Veterans Day

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For those of us whose Marines, Coasties, sailors, airmen and soldiers were not deployed, Veterans Day was a great time to appreciate the ones we love.  It was pretty nice to have the rest of the country appreciate them too.  Sometimes in the act of appreciating, people get their compliments a little mixed up.  At our SpoueBuzz LIVE event in Ft. Campbell, KY, participants came up with this list of the top ten things they really didn’t want to hear on Veteran’s Day.

1. “I support the soldiers, but not the war.”

2. “They should just bring them home already.”

3. “Why are we even over there?”

4. “When are you getting out of the military?”

5. “I don’t know what I’m going to do! My husband is out of town for a whole week!”

6. “I wish my husband would go away for a year.”

7. “You must never fight since he’s never home.”

8. “You must really trust him.”

9.“The extra money must be nice.”

10. “Don’t  you ever get lonely?”

About the Author

Jacey Eckhart
Jacey Eckhart is the former Director of Spouse and Family Programs for Since 1996, Eckhart’s take on military families has been featured in her syndicated column, her book The Homefront Club, and her award winning CDs These Boots and I Married a Spartan?? Most recently she has been featured as a military family subject matter expert on NBC Dateline, CBS morning news, CNN, NPR and the New York Times. Eckhart is an Air Force brat, a Navy wife and an Army mom. Find her at