Your post lost me. I agreed that vets should be respected so not sure what your point is about that specific topic.
But if you, as a leader, cannot even control what your own team posts, do you really have a right to request in massive letters or in underline that everybody else should respect a specific topic you want? You don't want to babysit your own team, but want to babysit the entire forums on what topics are "off limits around Nich"?
I mean, you are lucky that I agree with you on this topic. We should respect vets. But on a forum where people talk about suicide, killing spouses, and R words as if its no big deal, what would prevent somebody who wants to troll you from mentioning it? Just because you requested it in fancy different formats? Again, seems you are lucky and LB is a good guy and seems he would not use it against you. But that is only cause LB is showing class.
I suggest you take LB's apology, and you let this topic go if it bothers you that much. (Just a suggestion).