Your experience does not equate to everyone's experience. You can say that because it was what YOU saw. You also aren't having into account why things like that have to be done. If every time I heard a specialist, third class, private, or airman cry about this...
Its the faux 'appreciation' for the Military and 'all they do' that keeps the country in these warzones in the Middle East and elsewhere. Most people in the Military clean bathrooms all day, and I can say that because I lived it.
Don't try to undervalue what prior do because you got asked to clean a latrine or head, spending upon service. You know there's more to it than that, your just being unnecessarily bitter and childish.
There is nothing admirable about serving in any capacity in todays Military, but the majority of Americans are ignorant to that fact. Our Military has fought for freedom a grand total of 3 times. 1776, 1865, and in the 40's, and even that is questionable. Everything else has been a fought in order to secure profits, or for positioning for geopolitical reasons.
I did however enjoy those free chicken tenders the other day.
Again, your opinion. I am not going to judge your service or venture to for on how long you served. Your view is very narrow minded and self centered. That's it.
I have seen people on here rent and it being a volunteer service as if it somehow takes away from their service. But at the end of the day, regardless of they reasoning they decided to join a force that can be called upon at any time to defend or homeland from enemies both foreign and domestic. And that's a fact. Just because you don't agree with what goes on in Iraq or Afghanistan doesn't somehow diminish service. They still volunteered for whatever and a lot of people did it honorably. Yes we have things like sexual assault that go on in or services. Guys what, we're a small cross section of our entire society. That small percentage of idiots, doesn't somehow overshadow the majority or devalue veterans day at all.
Days like memorial day and veterans day hold a special place in my heart. It reminds me of people who never came home and their families, their children who will grow up without their father. That is sacrifice. Not necessarily agreeing with what you do but, just doing your job anyway so that your friends and teammates come home safe. Because it damn sure sticks when they don't.