Chicago Cubs set to salute the troops Tuesday night at Wrigley Field

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Chicago Cubs: Trust me, it means a lot to all of us

Every time you stop a service member and shake their hand or give them a hug; you are creating memories that they will cherish and keep for a lifetime. They love it when Americans walk up and say, “Can I get a selfie with you? Thank you for your service.”

Service members will never ask for your thanks, they volunteered to be on America’s front lines and will do their duty. Just know, the “thank you,” handshake, hug, selfie or even Extra Value Meal you share with a service member is what they talk about when they are deployed and far from home.

So as you are enjoying the Chicago Cubs whip up on the Oakland Athletics Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, think about those service members who could not be at the game and tip your hat and thank them for their service wherever they are out there.

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Those small gestures mean so much to them as do the large gestures like military appreciation games at Wrigley Field and anytime America is saying, thank you. Take it from an old retired Soldier who couldn’t afford a meal at McDonald’s almost 30 years ago; they never forget.