Thank you for your service...
The other day at lunch, I was sitting the food court in a local mall with a few of my military friends (Air Force and Navy.) They were in uniform. A middle aged lady walked up to the table and in all sincerity told them each "Thank you for your service."
For a few moments after she left, even my friend who is never at a loss for words was a bit speechless. I don't think they would have been any happier than if she had even given them each a $20 bill. It was a very nice gesture on her part and was very well received. I would hope that more people would do this.
So, to the hundreds of thousands of men and women in U.S.A. voluntary military serivce, I also say "Thank you for your service."