Saluting The Veterans

November 11th, 2015

veterans day 2014

Joe just wants to take a moment to thanks both those who served in uniform for our country, and those currently serving.

Joe knows that there are guys (girls?) out there serving overseas that read this site daily, and Joe is thinking of you today and is appreciative of your service. Thanks to all, past and present.

Both Joes who run this here site had fathers that served in the Pacific Theater in World War II, so we understand what your service means. It is because of folks like you, Joe is able to guzzle beer and watch football all weekend long (when not covering the Bucs). If not for honorable people like our veterans, Joe might be subjected to drinking some sports drink and watching soccer, if you can imagine such a dire existence.

Joe will perform his Veteran’s Day tradition and encourages others to join in. Joe goes to a local VFW or American Legion Hall each Nov. 11, drops cash on the bar, orders the bartender to buy each veteran a round, and then Joe walks out. A small token of gratitude to those who served.


4 Responses to “Saluting The Veterans”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    I don’t drink any longer Joes, but I like your tradition. My dad also served in WW II and I’ve known lots of others who served in that war also. They truly are ‘The Greatest Generation’ in my eyes. I was honored to serve 26 years in the Air Force, including 2 years flying in combat, with some of the finest men and women I’ve ever known, ‘All gave some, some gave all’ as has been said many times. Their love of country was unanimous, and that’s what I’ve always loved about them. They’re all heroes in my eyes, and always will be.

  2. Loubucfan Says:

    I just wanted to say thank you to all the vets

  3. Clodhopper Says:

    The Vets need thanked more often as far as I’m concerned. This country has taken an anti soldier, anti patriotic tone recently and it makes me sick. The whining about how a soldier sometimes doesn’t act like a perfectly mannered gentleman when they are in the middle of a fierce battle most of us couldn’t even imagine being in and are too cowardly to participate in in the first place. Not enough people realize the sacrifices these great Americans make. The toll it takes on their parents, spouses and children. The things it does to their psyche. The injuries to their bodies. Long, long after they come home, a lot of them are still dealing with mental and physical problems. All for all of our freedom, prosperity and our right to pursue happiness.

    If a politician said they would raise our taxes just to take better care of the Vets, I’d instantly be a one issue voter and vote to make the lives better of the people that have already made my life better. Vets are great Americans. Better Americans than I can say I am. I appreciate all you, and hope you know how many of us really do thank you and appreciate all you do and have done.

  4. Tom Edrington Says:

    Proud to be the son of two World War II veterans — Capt. Harold G. Edrington, USN and Lt. Anna Kaseta Edrington, USNNC.

    Grew up on military bases surrounded by Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, a true fortunate son.

    If you’re out and about today, stop by an AmVets or VFW Post and say “thanks.”

    The true price of our freedom is etched on the tombstones at Arlington.