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If you appreciate their service, give them a sign.

December 9, 2007

Written by Bug

Our Deaf friend from Holland (thanks to Jodi) sent this link : http://www.gratitudecampaign.org/fullmovie.php  Please feel free to click it and view Deaf people signing “thank you”. I think the sign for ” thank you” is different a little bit from what we use in our everyday ASL. But this one the sign they are using for the gratitude campaign literally translates as “thank you from the bottom of my heart.” It’s nice to see their simple signed words as they thank the soldiers. I won’t be surprised if the soldiers know the signed words like “thank you”. I am sure some of them have Deaf friends at home…maybe they are CODA (Child of Deaf Adult). Not every soldier has experience with Deaf people. I hope they know that we the Deaf people care about them. Let’s thank them if you appreciate their service. Soldiers around the world appreciate your thoughts and feeling supports. They love their country so they fight for us.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with saying thank you to the troops for a tough job well done (and whether you agree with the war in Afghanistan, Iraq or not doesn’t/shouldn’t even come into it)….give them a sign, ” Thank you.”

I know everyone has mixed feelings and opinions about the war. Be reminder that country sees pain and grief, but love has tied us together. Support the Troops.

Note for Soldiers:

To Men and Women of the Military,

Thank you so much for your service, being away from your home, family and friends. We and our readers just want to let you know that we appreciate it and thank you for it. Please come back safe and soon.


  1. megandeaf85
    December 9, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    I agree with you. We should give them a sign, ” Thank you.”. I ever met a soldier on a deaf community http://www.deafromance.com , he said deaf people that he met are soft and gentle. And he was learning ASL and got in touch with deaf people. He would like to find a deaf wife

  2. Mike
    December 9, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    Soldiers, THANK YOU! 🙂

  3. javapride
    December 10, 2007 at 3:00 am

    Thanks soldiers for all your work you have done, you will be kept in prayers until your safe return home. Also you will be missed during the holidays. until then keep America safe until your return.

    thank you is a different method in EVERY language and i am glad i learned another one i have a friend who is also from Holland and he’s returning there for the holidays this coming week hes a sweet man and i respect him for it.

  4. frances
    December 10, 2007 at 9:19 am

    To Men and Women of the Military,

    Thank you so much for your service, being away from your home, family and friends. We and our readers just want to let you know that we appreciate it and thank you for it. Please come back safe and soon.

    Bless you! Thank you!

  5. December 10, 2007 at 7:43 pm


    Thanks for bringing up the most important post!

    Thanks to all of the soldiers for their bravery and we keep everyone in Iraq in the prayers for their safety! May God be with them for their protection.

    My oldest daughter, Tami’s working at Culver’s Restaurant —Sorry, Bug that you don’t like Culver’s 😦 —-and they have a large box of stuff by the cashiers for people to drop in (toothpaste, toliets, papers, pens, etc…) that they are going to send out to the soliders in Iraq.

    Bug, Fookem, Jason, and Jim, all the coolest guys of FB….Wish you all Happy Holidays!

  6. Scratch my head
    December 12, 2007 at 12:30 am

    You posted the article here first. And the bloggers read and post it in their blog but never say how did they find/get it. Or say ‘thanks’ to you for posting the article.


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