Our men and women in uniform don’t get paid much, and our veterans have to survive our Veteran’s Administration after serving overseas. They’re getting a crap deal – which is why it’s so important to thank them for their service whenever we see them.
Some hoaxers out there want the respect for military service without actually serving, a phenomenon known as”Stolen Valor.” Some even wear special badges (like a Purple Heart) that they simply purchased online instead of having actually earned.
What happens when you confront one of these people? Some reporters at NBC decided to find out. The fake soldier they confront calls the police on them – and then things go downhill for him quickly…
George Washington encouraged us to “guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism” in his 1796 farewell address. In this case, I’d say job well done!
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