I think that her response is best summed up by one of the commenters who says“Visiting a VA hospital should only be done if you are there to help, it’s not a ‘F’ing petting zoo.”
Here’s my two cents: Nobody wants their children to go in harms way, but there are a lot worse things that youngsters can do than want to serve their country. How dare you try discourage your children from being a better person than you are. Did your history teacher tell you that this country was founded through marches and sit ins? Wake up!