I traveled for work much in the past and now with new job, traveling even more. With both my father and brother being veterans, I always take a moment to thank those I see in uniform and more than once have purchased a meal for a military person when I see them in a restaruant. I call the manager over, tell them I want to pick up the tab, and for them not to disclose who did it. This is my way of thanking them for what they do for me (protect my freedoms) without making a big deal out of it. I stay to see the reactions, them looking around for who may have done it, but just hope they realize that they are very appreciated and to just accept a small token of our thankfullness for their courage.
Regardless of my views towards the war, I greatly appreciate those who have stepped up to the plate to protect us and those that have sacrificed so much more.