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I’m Emily. I’m a young college student (on a temporary break), I work full time at a nursing home taking care of the elderly. I was in the high school band and played softball. I’m a typical American that was raised in the Midwest…… But there is one thing that separates me from the majority. I am a Behavioral Health Specialist. I am part of the one percent that chose to fight for this country. I’m fresh out of training, and I will most likely never see combat, but I am an American soldier. My job is to help soldiers cope with the difficulties of deployments, teach methods of adjustment, work in both in-patient and out-patient settings, among many other duties. But most importantly, my job is to help soldiers transition back to the civilian life after experiencing the trauma of combat. And I’m offended. Not outraged, just offended. The clothing line “Veteran Clothing” portrays a wrong image. According to the dictionary, the word veteran can be associated with many different professions. Ok, I can accept that. What I don’t get is why the CEO has repeatedly stated that the clothing line has nothing to do with the military. Out of context, the use of the word “veteran” is generally associated with those who have served in the military. In this context, it was supposedly not meant to portray a military veteran. I could probably buy that if it weren’t for the fact that this company has used the slogan “Salute Me,” a design similar to the Purple heart (an award given to those who have been injured while fighting for this country), and models posing in front of military artillery and saluting. These are facts. However, those associated with this company continue to ignore the plights made by military vets. I’m not going to waste my time arguing what a veteran is. I’m just curious. I honestly don’t understand how a group of well-educated, creative individuals couldn’t foresee the negative reactions this line would create. Free speech is our constitutional right. Again ok, but offending those that fight for that right, not exactly a good idea. Like I said, I’m offended. Because I know people who actually earned the right to wear the Purple Heart over their heart. I know people that have missed birthdays and holidays to defend our country so that the regular ol’ Joe has the opportunity to freely create a clothing line. I think these guys need to go back to the drawing board and try harder to predict the ramifications of coming up with a product that will inevitably piss off our nation’s elite. Rant over.
P.S. its been a min since I’ve tagged anything on tumblr, so excuse the following.
Im sexy and i know it
god bless this post.
French artist Mademoiselle Maurice who creates stunning geometric figures on urban surfaces using rainbows of folded origami figures. via
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Macs are perfect for people with ADD…..
…… just saying