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Best Answer Eric Dierker says
Thank you for your comment about the poverty line. We love to say we support our military until it comes to paying our taxes so they get a decent paycheck. Full disclosure: An Army wife of 40 years. Sincerely, thanks for the kind words.
Kathleen, for us it is exciting. The supplies requested from every child in grade school (not mandatory) run up to about or over $100 dollars.We have found a anonymous and confidential way to provide that for those who serve on the home front.
Thank God for those who stand in the gap for military families Eric! Only 1% of our population serves in the military. None of them should live below the poverty line.
This is a wonderful conversation. God bless you both!
Just to let you know something that has become common place in my hood.
A line five deep at the convenience store counter, full dress sailor walks in and approaches the line. All in line wave her to the front. Thanks all the way around. Cops too.
Very encouraging to hear this, Eric!
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CJ Kelly says
The positive qualities are so good to hear. I hope military families are receiving respect and appreciation from their communities.
Denise W Anderson says
" The "spoiled brat" mentality that is stereotypical of military children" I've never been aware of this as stereotypical. Actually, in my experience the "military brat" is characterized just the opposite. Thanks for your family,s service.
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Ray Van Hoff says
Ray: I'd agree that military families are mich like other families. The only caveat I'd add is that they are that way under different circumstances than most.
I am just wondering Ray, if you live in a rather middle class neighborhood. Not to be too argumentative here as I see your point. But I live in an area that is generally quite low income. There is a rather pervasive negative attitude.
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