Remembering The Veterans

November 11th, 2021


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 certainly appreciates that a great deal) but what you did for the rest of us. Thank you for your service. And for those who are still in uniform, a hearty thank you as well and wishing you a safe return home someday.

That’s sadly not a given considering events in recent months.

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 every year, Joe will go to either an American Legion hall or a VFW post today, 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 any drinks, but Joe is sure if you meet a vet today, offering a simple thanks would mean a lot.

Never forget.

27 Responses to “Remembering The Veterans”

  1. Joe in Michigan Says:


  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    Vet’s are in good hands now w/ Joe in charge 🙏🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  3. Bird Says:

    Agree and thanks joes and shout out to our amazing vets here!
    I was personally not in military but both grandfathers served during WW2
    Best generation ever.

    The American flag is a beauty!

  4. gp Says:

    Joe is sure if you meet a vet today, offering a simple thanks would mean a lot.
    Today especially, but that goes for everyday.
    To all Vets who read this, Thank You.

  5. Colonel Angus Says:

    Happy Armistice Day

  6. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Thank you for the freedom to allow me to act like a total moron on Sundays (and sometimes Saturdays) with my buddies.

  7. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Cannot thank you enough for your service to our country.

  8. safeflt1 Says:

    Thanks Joe….just wish that I was young enough to do it all over again! Serving was one of the highlights of my life. USA!!

  9. ClodHopper Says:

    Happy Veterans Day. I’m very thankful for the brave men and woman who do/did what I didn’t have the guts to do. People even put down Pete Boot Edge Edge for not being in combat but the man still did what I wouldn’t do and I respect each and every one of you.

    Thank you!

  10. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    God bless all of you VETS !!!

  11. TOM Says:

    I’m an Army Vet but would like to thank all the other vets past & present for their service.

  12. Stu Says:

    Thank you to all who have served our country!

  13. FortMyersDave Says:

    Great words Joe! Always remember, never forget!

  14. Medicated Pete Says:

    Thank God Joe brought our troops home from Afghanistan. America is now GREAT AGAIN

  15. Rayjay1122 Says:

    To all of my fellow Veterans, active duty members and their families, thank you for what you do and what have done for the security of our great nation and in protecting our freedoms from external forces.

  16. mike Says:

    Happy Veterans day! To pops and all his 5 brothers from East Saint Louis who all served in wwii, korea and vietnam…. You guys are real men and patriots. Thankyou!

  17. D-Rok Says:

    I’m an ex-Army Medic and I thank Joe for this stirring tribute. It made me smile. Thank you to all the vets past and present who contribute to ensuring our rights and freedoms remain intact. In fact, the most respect I can offer to our vets is to render a snappy salute: SALUTE!!!

  18. SB Says:

    What Tom said!
    I served in Grenada, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
    Thank you to all of those serving today and past!
    God Bless America!

  19. Swampbuc Says:

    Well said, Joes. Thank you indeed.

  20. ronbucfan Says:

    Thanks Joe, I’m a former 101st Airbourne Vietnam vet. Inventry was my mos. I read your website everyday Thanks for the cold one and Go Bucs!!

  21. Joe Says:


    101st Airbourne Vietnam vet

    You are a man! Thank you. Salute!


  22. mark2001 Says:


  23. Joe Says:


    The guys who do the dirty work.

  24. mark2001 Says:

    It is mostly all “dirty work”. Some dirtier than other work. But all honorable and necessary to defend our country.

  25. Iamabuc Says:

    Thank you, Joe! We appreciate you and your site. To all my fellow veterans, enjoy our day. We deserve it.
    Again, thank you Joe.

  26. Buczilla Says:

    These folks are the reason that we have what we have, can do what we want within reason, and can say what we want to say. Thank you and gods bless you.

  27. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Veterans are the BALLS !!! Thank you ALL for your service !!!