So I was at the NRA dinner last night and the speaker asked everyone who has served or IS serving in the United States' Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, or National guard to stand up. Immediately, a BUNCH of proud veterans and active duty service members stood up and the whole building was clapping for them. So here's my question: I'm currently enlisted In the United States Navy as a Corpsman, I've gone through MEPS and Swore in and signed my contract but I haven't gone to bood camp yet. I'm scheduled to leave October 5th. So when everyone stood up to be recognised, I hesitated and eventually decided not to because I feel that I don't rate a "thanks" because I feel that I haven't served yet. What do you guys think about that? Do I rate to stand and be recognised with all the other Veterans and Active Duty service members? Or should I wait untill I have graduated form basic?
No offense will be taken if you agree with me not rating being recognised yet, I completely understand. Hense why I haven't selected the Navy as my Military branch in my avitar.