Let me start off by saying that I definitely agree most civilians "just don't get" the military lifestyle. There have been a number of great posts and comments on the blog about the ignorance of some civilians. BUT... on the flip side, I must say that I have come across numerous civilians that I consider "honorable."
My husband and I now live in a non-military town. He is an ROTC instructor at a university that is about 3 hours away from an actual military post. Needless to say, my husband is one of a few people in this town that is on active duty and wears his uniform to work. Almost every time I have been out with him in public, SOMEone stops, shakes his hand, and thanks him for his service. And sometimes they thank me as well. It always puts a smile on my face and makes me so proud to be married to my husband. And it also makes me happy to know that although non-military folk do not understand our lifestyle - many of them DO understand the sacrifices (or at least appreciate them). THOSE civilians are honorable in my book.