OYE 109: Pick Up Their Check
Many Americans, especially those who don't personally know anyone wearing the uniform, want to say, "Thank You," to our troops when they see them in public places. The desire to do so is good, and appreciated, but it frequently comes across as a mere platitude.
However, if you see a group of our servicemembers dining together at a restaurant, a very effective way to say, "Thank You," is by picking up their check, plus a decent [20%] tip.
"I just wanted to thank you for your service and, by the way, your check - with tip - has been taken care of."They will certainly appreciate it.
Let's be honest: You can afford to eat there. Think about it.