Respect And Enjoy Memorial Day

May 28th, 2018

memorial day

Joe read something last year that said we should never say, “Happy Memorial Day.”

Why? It’s not meant to be a happy day.

Joe adores summer. No coats. No cold. And when women wear less and less clothing, it’s all good.

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). If you are fortunate, then you are watching glorious bikinis at the beach. If so, Joe is envious. But please take a moment today to remember the men and women 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 today and remember that heroes didn’t come home.

17 Responses to “Respect And Enjoy Memorial Day”

  1. Capt.Tim Says:

    Id like to say thank you, to all who have served this country. Both former and currently.
    And God Bless all of those who laid down their lives at the Alter of Freedom.
    May you never be forgotten, and may the Stars and Stripes forever wave of your bones.

    Thank you to any, who have shed blood and risked their lives, for my freedom
    It is a debt that can never be repayed, only honored.

  2. Larry Says:

    Which is why kneeling during the national anthem is abhorrent to folks. Just saying.

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    Gratitude, Appreciation, and Acknowledgment, Of those lost in service, those who are serving, and those who have sacrificed, and toiled to make this great country and for this great country!!!!! On this day especially if about taking time and “realizing” Empathy for all those heroes, role models and “real” leaders that have all given to something that is bigger than oneself!!!!!!

    “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Everyday is Memorial Day for me 🙁

  5. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    “Larry Says:
    May 28th, 2018 at 8:00 am
    Which is why kneeling during the national anthem is abhorrent to folks.”

    If these people lost the people I had and experience the pain that myself and others have served have

    …….then they would look at that flag alot differently and never use the National Anthem/Flag for any other reason than pure patriotism

    It’s ashame people take our Freedom for granted and don’t understand TRUELY what Patriotism is all about

    People who serve or who have served do not object to Protest…..that’s an American right…….but to use the national anthem/song as a vehicle for a voice or an idea other than giving honor to our nation and those who have fallen for it?????…………that’s just flat out wrong

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    TheBucsAnthem- Thank you for your service and sacrifice. I was fortunate to have served during war and to have left unscathed.
    Hats off to my veteran brethren and those who gave their lives for our country.

  7. AlteredEgo Says:

    Melancholy…and for some reason perhaps the weather it is particularly rough this year
    27thSurgHosp ChuLai
    95thEvacHosp Danang

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    Have a thoughtful Memorial day. War what is it good for, absolutely nothing!

  9. Wausa Says:

    Well said Joe.
    Everyone that lives in this country should be so thankful to our military as it has kept us safe from the British Royal Family,Socialist Germany, Communist Soviet Union and Extremist Islamic Terrorist Organizations.

    The tyrannical Royal Family in England…defeated

    The Union of Socialist Republics(USSR) defeated by the strength of our military

    The National Socialist German Party(Nazi Party)…defeated

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria(ISIS)…mostly destroyed

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    I don’t luv everything about my country. But what I do love..I’m willing to fight for. A lot of good men and women have died defending ole Glory. Right on Joe..Lets..tip our them and this still great country!!

  11. BushidoEvans Says:

    @TheBucsAnthem I am going to keep this as respectful as possible. First I want to thank you for your service and I’m not going to pretend to know half of the sacrifices that you and others who have served have sacrificed. However, I have plenty of friends and family members who have sacrificed as well. My grandfather who was from the south and dealt with all types of racism still served his country during WW2. He once told me a story about how when the war was over he and his fellow black soldiers had to ride even behind the Nazi pows on the way home, he didn’t tell this story out of anger, more of a lesson to me. Or when i was 7 years old and I saw a police officer slam his head on the hood of his own car because they were looking for someon else, I will always remember how I felt in that moment seeing my hero in that condition head pressed against the hood of his car with his WW2 veteran hat sitting on the dash. He came how and was met with racism and dealt with it until he died. I also had an uncle who was a Marine and at around 10 years old I remember several police officers “roughing him up” over a dispute with a customer in his own restaurant, only to be let up and apologized to moments later when they realized he was the owner and not the assailant…in that scenario I was the one who picked up his hat that identified HIS sacrifices for his country dusting it off and handing it back to him. You see the military and it’s personnel stand for everything that is right about our country, the people who sacrifice their lives do so for every single person in this country no matter what their race, color, political affiliation. But the military is just one part of the “body” of America and the rest of that body does indeed oppress and abuse and kill and kill and kill a particular group of American citizens. So if the military is the right arm of America’s body, but the the head and other arm and legs are a problem well we are protesting the rest of the body…why can’t people see that the ONLY reason we kneel is to respect THE RIGHT ARM aka the military…that is the sole reason we kneel, to respect the men and women who have sacrificed so much. Just don’t pretend that this country always and above all else respects the men and women who sacrificed for it…I just gave you two examples of two great men who did not receive that courtesy and you know why that is and that’s why we protest. Peace to you all.

  12. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    Trying to get my posts to work!

  13. Mbfists Says:

    This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave….

    If you are ashamed to stand by your colours, you should seek another flag!

    For all those who will never feel their homeland beneath their feet again. We salute you, God bless you

    Some great words I read today, last one is something to think long and hard about.

  14. Brion Says:

    Alright Joe, I think the cat is pretty much out of the bag now. Admit it: “Wausa” is a professional comedy writer you hired, right?

  15. Ocala Says:

    Not sure why any of the great accomplishments of the US military that Wausa stated would be considered comedy.
    The lack of respect given to our nations heros is sad.

  16. grafikdetail Says:

    so many people screaming “respect the flag & anthem” while sitting down not to protest but because they’re lazy & really don’t care, talking to each other, taking selfies, buying beer… sick of the double standards & hypocrisy

  17. BushidoEvans Says:

    Sucks when faced with a legitimate argument that pushes forward a positive narrative and could lead to progress those who oppose the protesting retreat. When an argument doesn’t let you deflect the real issue they get silent. That’s just a shame.