Re: A Strange Feeling
I understand your thought process of this being a selfish act, but it actually is a selfless act because when a person sees this it reminds them of the conflict, resolve, and sacrifice of so many that were involved went through. And rarely is the person wearing it as a "ME ME ME" item, it's to point out that people should never forget the past, as it helps us create a better future.
When I see such hats being worn or service ribbon worn on sports jackets (seen this only twice), I take the time to go up and offer my hand to say thanks for their service like many do. Plus it sometimes can start up a great conversation that has nothing to do with the wars, but about the reasons your at "XYZ" event/place.
--Daughters, they can climb trees, fish, and shoot guns just as good as any boy, sometimes better. Plus they can have the boy clean the fish, buy the bullets when they go out, and then the Father gets to eat. Daughters are great. --