Happy Memorial Day!

May 25th, 2015

memorial day

Joe just loves the summer. No more coats. No more cold. And when women wear less and less clothes, there is no way in Joe’s eyes that is a bad thing.

It also helps that the summer is traditionally bookmarked by three-day weekends, with America’s birthday right smack dab in the middle.

If you are like Joe, at some point today you will throw raw meat on the grill, and crack open a beer (or more). So please take a moment to remember the men and woman who paid the ultimate sacrifice to allow us to guzzle beer, ingest mass quantities of meat and throw (digital) rocks at each other when discussing the Bucs.

Enjoy the day and remember the heroes. As Joe’s old man, who was a naval officer in the Pacific theater in World War II, used to say, “Heroes didn’t come home.”

21 Responses to “Happy Memorial Day!”

  1. Dave Pear Says:

    To All,
    Have a nice and safe Memorial Day.
    And give thanks to our Veterans.

  2. 77bassguitarist Says:

    to all veterans I love you and thanks for what you have done for this country…just my opinion but so many take this day as a reason to drink and Party but to me it’s a day of humility and reflection.to all our veterans and especially those who have lost their lives I SALUTE YOU

  3. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Salute to all my battle buddies up there at ft. Stewart I’ll never forget you all. Somebody give it up for 3rd infantry division man hooa.

  4. RustyRhinos Says:

    To every veteran on this blog and any veteran any of you may know, thank you for your service to our country.

  5. SteveK Says:

    Thank you, veterans and active servicemen!

    I hope the army veteran on the Rams roster makes it.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Here’s to all that serve….have fallen…..and all those who are in support of our troops. God bless you all!!!

  7. Bill Byrne Says:

    To all my fellow Marines and to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, THANK YOU for our freedom. To all the families who have lost a loved one, my prayers are with you on this special day.

  8. ChessMaster Says:

    I have so many relatives in Arlington and other military cemeteries that Memorial day is not very enjoyable for me.

  9. ChessMaster Says:

    And don’t forget that Memorial day is for the fallen, not the active serviceman. There is another holiday called “Veterans day” for them. Memorial day is sacred.

  10. Tom Edrington Says:

    So you can bow your heads: the Naval Academy glee club at the Arizona Memorial:


    Give thanks, pray and honor those who gave their Last Full Measure of Devotion to our great country……

  11. MrGone Says:

    Happy Memorial Day. Semper Fi.

  12. BucBos76 Says:

    Thank you to the families of all the fallen soldiers who’s sacrifice is more than anyone could know. Your soldiers heroism’s are the reason we are still free to celebrate them on this day. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Airborne! All the way!

  13. Buccfan37 Says:

    Memorial day is a sad day indeed if we just think about what is really being remembered. Part of my remembrance is cranking up Edwin Starr’s “War” as loud as I can. “War! Good God Y’all, What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! That would make a good national anthem.

  14. lurker Says:

    happy memorial day, all.

  15. Dreambig Says:

    Thank you to all my fellow vets, and special thanks to my son who is serving now! His courage and willingness to go where most of us wont, scares the crap out of me, leaves me in awe, and I could not be more proud of the man that he has become.

  16. WS99 Says:

    To the Brave, I thank you and may God bless you all.

  17. Dreambig Says:

    Another special thanks to my personal life long mentor who passed away recently, this amazing man, had multiple tours in Vietnam as a helicoper pilot, followed by flight instructor, followed by battalion commander gigs and father to the most amazing woman I will ever know. i miss your council and companionship. Today I remember you, and solute you with a toast with some great blue cheese olive martinis and a heart full of love!

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  19. TheShaz Says:

    Went to a festival in Oldsmar on Sat. Memorial day related. Live music. I live live music. My wife got me t-shirt with a A1 Abrams tank that read “Land of the free. …..Because of the brave.

    I was asked several times if I was a veteran, I am not. So when asked all day it seemed I politely replied. “No I am not I am a taxpayer, who supports our troops and veterans ” a veteran who was wearing his VFW beret heard me and gave me a hug.

    I was floored to say the least.

    Happy Memorial Day….please remember this is not a 3 day weekend for BBQ. Remember the reason behind the holiday. It feel like all of our cherished holidays have been reduced to days off to shop & party.

    Sad commentary indeed.
    /rant off

  20. The True Buc Fan Says:

    RIP PFC Patrick J. Miller, Feb 14 1985 – March 29 2008. You will always be the brother I never had. I Love You. Thank You for your ultimate sacrifice.

  21. Macabee Says:

    Logged in!