One thing that strikes me every time I go into a VA clinic waiting for lab or a Dr., is the mutual feeling of respect and admiration one gets as you talk to other veterans. They are the easiest people on earth to talk to, they are not self centered, and you can feel the respect they have for you just because you are there. This feeling transcends branches, war, and combat experiences. It seems like after all these years, that bond never dies, and one can really feel it around other vets. If every day life in America was like what I feel there, this would be a much better nation.