Remembering The Veterans

November 11th, 2017


Joe understands there are a whole lot of guys (girls, too?) who served our country who read this here site daily.

Today, as Joe does every year, Joe salutes you. Not because you read this site (though Joe appreciates that a great deal) but Joe salutes what you did for the rest of us. Thank you for your service. And for those who are still in uniform, a robust thank you as well.

The two Joes are sons of men who served in the Pacific Theater in World War II under very different circumstances, but both with the same purpose and goal. Service men and women mean a lot to Joe.

As Joe does each year, Joe will go to either an American Legion hall today, or a VFW outpost, lay cash on the bar and tell the bartender to buy a round of drinks. Then Joe will quickly walk out the door.

You don’t have to buy a vet drinks, but Joe is sure a simple thanks if you meet a vet today would mean a lot.

Never forget.

5 Responses to “Remembering The Veterans”

  1. DB55 Says:

    salutes what you did for the rest of us. Thank you for your service.

  2. Stu Says:

    Thanks to all who served our country! Happy Veterans Day!

  3. Bradentonbuc Says:

    It truly is a service for all of us. They allow us to live unafraid of the larger world around us. Even those who didn’t serve in combat. I wish we lived in a world where the men and women who protect us like cops, firefighters, emt’s and our armed forces were treated with more respect year round

  4. Roy T. Buford Says:

    You want to help a veteran, sure, the money on the bar is great gesture…as are other things like Joe did/does (the push for the roof for the Korean War vet) are good too. Best of all, something that lasts, is write your member of Congress, especially one who hasn’t served, and tell them to stay strong on funding for the VA and specific programs for those vets who are sick and poor and homeless. Many of us don’t need the help, and are doing great, but those who are not so well off certainly do need some help. On some days I am in such pain it’s a struggle to get up and go to the kitchen, must less to go to work or even get the mail. But at least I can do it, and thank my lucky stars for being blessed to do it. But those of us around have too many peers who can’t do the simple things, and we have too many friends didn’t come home, and left spouses and young children. So I’d suggest discriminating…emphasize help for the sick and poor and homeless….

  5. Lamarcus Says:

    Happy Veterans Day