"I'm entitled to wear my one grandfather's War Medal, my other grandfather's Iron Cross and my father's CD on my right breast and I do on appropriate days. I'm not sure I would wear them with a military steampunk outfit,…"
"Some people simply must get in an uproar; I must admit to being one such. I have a bad habit of engaging mouth ahead of brain. If one is deemed to be correct then the other must be [whatever the hell correct means in our steampunk…"
"I'd like to raise a question, call it a parallel discussion of the same imperical point, why is it ok for any of us to use titles? We see Barons, Counts, Dukes, Princes, SGT's, LT's, CPT's, COL's, etc and that is…"
"I agree as well. Is it really that difficult to fashion a simple medal with a coin, a gold leafing pen, a hammer and nail, and some colorful cloth? I could create a more elegant and steampunk-appropriate medal in ten minutes from scratch…"
"In the spirit of fun and imagination I respectfully request that folks wear fake medals and leave that which WE as service members earned protecting fine subcultures such as our beloved Steampunk. If you haven't lost a friend or family member…"
"please explain how it is a cry for help?
They may be "just peices of metal" to you, but for me...a disabled Veteran and for thousands of veterans out there they are not just peices of metal because of what they…"
"Actually they are far more than just pieces of metal...that's the whole point. In the end...a person can do whatever they decide...just be prepared for the consequences, and reactions of others... and don't feign surprise when it…"
"I wouldn't neccesarily call it a rant. Most of us vets are pretty passionate about such things as proper respect for one another and try very hard to adjust back to civilian life after our "stint" is complete. I can't…"