I live in a multi-generational military family.
- My Grandfather was in World War 2, my Mom was in Vietnam, plus my oldest brother was in Desert Storm.
And most recently, my nephew did a tour of duty in Afghanistan. With this rich family history, I had a lot of pressure on myself and others from an early age to join the military. My brother was in the ROTC program in high university, which is sort of care about a junior training program for the Marines. I simply had no interest in these pursuits, plus instead I wanted to follow a work in the arts. It was hard to live through the disappointment that I felt from the other males in my family. At times I think they thought I was split from a completely odd cloth, despite having the exact same DNA as they do. Even though I didn’t want that unique life for myself, I have a huge amount of respect for the veterans in my family. And it makes myself and others happy when I see businesss around the city offering discounts for veterans. My brother gets half off oil changes from the vehicle dealership because of his military history. My Mom gets a huge discount from the cannabis dispensary whenever he’s shopping for current marijuana products. He gets a flat 20% off every single item in the store, which is a giant savings. And that’s at all dispensaries in our area, not just a single. It’s nice to suppose that my father can get all of the cannabis that he needs to treat his PTSD at a cost that he can definitely afford. If you’re going to sacrifice everything to fight for your country, you deserve gratitude plus benefits from mankind.