...at the local Wal-Mart, I was visibly surprised that the cashier was wearing a Silver Star Metal.
I didn't know what to do or say.
As a veteran myself, I usually wear my ribbon set on Veteran's Day and Armed Forces Day, but on This day, I try NOT to call attention to myself. This day is NOT mine. This day (to me) is for the veterans who have shed blood in their service.
Now I understand that for the past 10 years, we have been putting our female service members more in the line of fire than in the past so that women in the service have the opportunity to recondized as heros as much as the men in the service.
I guess my point here is I am recognizing that I am reacting as a biggot here but I am not sure what kind. Am I reacting here because it is a woman has a Silver Star, or because she is wearing it on a day that should be for the dead?