I am not saying not to care for those who serve, but to be wary, as you would with strangers around your children. Wearing a uniform neither makes a person a hero or a saint. So, my answer is:
No. We long ago (2003) crossed the line between respect and worship. The generation that spit on GIs in the 60s and 70s can not say enough is enough in the 21st century. You know and I know and anyone who has ever served knows that when the ranks swell, so do the ranks of the sham-masters and the Sons of the Devil -- only the numbers of shammers and possessed grow at a much higher rate.
People do not want to see it, just as they did not want ot see the military as decent people back in the 70s. They want simple, like a uniform. But the people in the uniforms are not simple and well defined.
We don't even take proper care of them when they come back wounded....
Yes, but they are cutting back their benefits here in Canada.