Dude (I guess that's how we refer to people we don't know now, right), I AM a veteran - I served in the U.S. military. What I am NOT, due to the fact that I have never seen combat, is a COMBAT veteran - and I never claimed to be a combat veteran - in fact, if you read my page, I claim the opposite. There IS a difference. Next time, Canadian Reject, sign your name when you leave a message on my talk page.
Since we feel that we're in a position to declare who has veteran status, have you ever served in a military? Whether mine or the Canadian Forces? If not (and I know the Cadets program there; it's our JROTC equivalent - YOU ARE STILL CONSIDERED A CIVILIAN WHEN YOU ARE IN IT), shut your mouth. Until you have served in a REAL military, and not some little high school program where they let you wear a uniform and PLAY military, you don't rate to speak on the matter. Smoke My pageMy talk 04:15, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
- It's high school-age children that participate. It isn't much different; you're still not in the real military. You are instructed on a few of the things that we do in the military, and yeah, it does prepare you for the real thing. I think more kids should have that experience. The fact remains, however, that you are still not military. You do not rate to tell someone who HAS served that they are not veterans. One thing you should've gotten from your cadet courses was RESPECT. That was very disrespectful of you. Personally, if you were my recruit or cadet, you'd have been thrashed for that one. Smoke My pageMy talkMy Editcount 03:43, 10 March 2009 (UTC)