How to be “Presidential” in retrospect
I haven’t seen our current pResident doing this, have you? I’m not saying Bush was perfect–as we well know he was not–but to respect our armed forces in this way and ALL ways is what we need to do each time we see a soldier…tell them “thank you” whenever and wherever. They’ve earned it.
1. Look them in the eye and give them a firm handshake.
No one appreciates a firm handshake more than a soldier.
2. If they prefer not to shake hands…
…then a chest bump will do.
Just make sure you do duck face afterward so they can laugh at you.
3. Admire their medals. They were hard-earned.
4. Always treat their families with great respect.
They have been through more than you could imagine.
5. Laugh with them!
Laughter is a medicine that works 100% of the time.
6. Sometimes it’s important that you treat a soldier the way you would treat anyone else.
7. If you know a soldier, call them on the 4th of July.
It will make their day!
8. Or you can Skype them.
9. Each soldier has an amazing story.
Listening is often the best gift you can give someone.
11. Give them a hug!
Soldiers love getting hugged because most of them are big softies deep
12. Do a sport with them.
Soldiers love being active.
President Bush golfs with wounded veterans at the Warrior Open
13. Make sure you are respectful.
14. Cook them a big dinner if you can. Lots of meat.
15. But if you only have a minute, look them square in the eye…
And say, “Thank you.”
We promise you they will appreciate it.
God Bless America !
And God bless you, President Bush, a truly presidential man.
(h/t to Tommie)