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Sat Dec 26, 2020, 11:49 PM

I was given a jacket today the vets and the widow called a "honor jacket" .

And I personally don't think I deserve it

The man in question it represents sounds like he was a Super Man. I'm just some homeless gal just trying to survive.

The gentleman's widow said from what she has been told about me that he would want me to have it. But I don't know, he sounds like a real hero, something I'm not.

I don't know if I should have turned it down. They seem so happy for me to have it. I've been setting here looking at it and I don't know what to think about it. Don't know if I should try give it back, hang it up on my wall when I get my place, what.

That's why I'm turning to you guys. What do I do with this memory of what sounds like a true hero. I really don't feel worthy .

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Reply I was given a jacket today the vets and the widow called a "honor jacket" . (Original post)
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2020 OP
marylandblue Dec 2020 #1
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2020 #4
Hoyt Dec 2020 #2
sheshe2 Dec 2020 #3
More_Cowbell Dec 2020 #5
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2020 #7
58Sunliner Dec 2020 #6
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2020 #8
fierywoman Dec 2020 #9
MacKasey Dec 2020 #10
dware Jan 2021 #11

Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Dec 26, 2020, 11:54 PM

1. Accept the honors people give you, even if you think you don't deserve it.

The point is not what you think about yourself, the point is what they think of you. You don't have to believe it, but it would be disrespectful to turn down the honor they think you deserve.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 12:09 AM

4. Thank you.

I didn't want to hurt their feelings, their small group of homeless Marines. Don't know how they managed it. The widow also seemed so happy.

I'm just going to hang it in a prominent place.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Dec 26, 2020, 11:58 PM

2. Somebody's family thinks you deserve it. That's proof you are worthy. Plus,

you’ve had some seriously good/worthy/memorable posts here.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 12:03 AM

3. It was given from the heart.

Accept how it was given to you, LFR.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 12:14 AM

5. Did they give it to you to wear it?

If they did, that's what I'd do. To honor the sacrifices the wife and her husband made. And pass on his story (what you know of it) when people see you wearing it.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 12:23 AM

7. I'll wear it around here. But when I get my place, it hanging up on the wall.

Apparently everyone wanted to be in his squad back in Vietnam. He always brought his men back. Even got shot a couple of times doing it.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 12:16 AM

6. They know this person better than you and are honoring his memory.

I think their wisdom has to be respected and the gift accepted. MTC. Maybe they see something that you do not.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 12:25 AM

8. Maybe.

Hearing his story ... very humbling.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 03:45 AM

9. Honor him -- and his memory -- by wearing it.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 03:54 AM

10. Wear the jacket

And when people ask about the jacket, tell them about the previous owner and the people who gave you the jacket.

Use the jacket to tell their story and to honor them

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Thu Jan 28, 2021, 10:42 AM

11. It's quite the honor to be given that jacket,

you should keep it and wear it in honor of this veteran.

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