Are Military Vets More Deserving Than Single Civilian Parents?

Why America should reconsider its near-worship of military vets and retirees

Glenn Rocess
5 min readAug 11, 2021

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A single mother and her child (ParentMap.com)

“Thank you for your service.”

I’ve heard that phrase so many times that I’m really, truly tired of it. Yes, I spent 20 years in the Navy, and yes, I nearly died (and have the scars from 140+ stitches and…

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Glenn Rocess

Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.