My daughter's 1st grade class is having a Veterans day program and I was invited - basically I dont feel like a Veteran. When I was active duty, my unit was deployed so I just sat back in the rear and trained. When I went over to the reserves, I was injured and wasnt allowed to deploy...so, although Im infantry, I have never seen combat. In other words, I dont think I deserve the honor of sitting next to real Vets and taking their credit.
Should I respectfully decline the invitation or go anyway and remain as inconspicuous as possible?
The 2 guys above me summed it up perfectly. Whether you think you're a vet or not, the government says you are. You served your country so you should be proud to go especially since you know your daughter will love having you show up.