Remembering The Veterans

November 11th, 2022


Joe understands a whole lot of guys and girls who served our country 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 for what you did for the rest of us. Thank you for your service. And for those who are still on active duty, a warm thank you as well, and Joe wishes you a safe return home someday.

One Joe is a son of a man who served in the Pacific Theater in World War II. Service men and women mean a lot to Joe.

Joe has a tradition each Veterans Day to go to either an American Legion hall or a VFW post, lay cash on the bar, and tell the bartender to buy a round of drinks. Then Joe will quickly walk out the door. Joe is in a central-Munich hotel room right now so that’s not possible..

It feels weird being overseas on Veterans Day. So, when Joe returns, Joe will surprise some vets then.

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

Never forget.

11 Responses to “Remembering The Veterans”

  1. Sean G Says:

    Thanks always supporting our Service men and women, I have been an avid reader of yours from your early years when I was stationed in Germany near Rammstein Air Force Base then onto Fort Bragg and through multiple deployments and take it from me I appreciate all you do for us. Your coverage of the Bucs no matter where I was in the world kept me feeling close to the Tampa area and one day sooner I look forward to being back in the area. Thanks again!

  2. Joe Says:


    Those are very kind words. Thank you. And thank you for your service!

  3. FortMyersDave Says:

    Well said Joe, first class! God bless all who have haved served in the past and those who are currenty wearing the uniform like Sean G. Thank you for your service and sacrfice!

  4. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Enjoy Deutschland Joe. I did from 1993 – 1997 US Army Europe 1st Armored Division. Old Ironsides. Go BUCS.

  5. LakelandSteve Says:

    Thanks to all the veterans out there for your service to this great country.

  6. D-Rok Says:

    Thanks, Joe!

    To all the veterans out there, the biggest compliment I can offer is a snappy SALUTE.

  7. OrlandoBucFan Says:

    Joe, for a reminder of why we fight for freedom (and human rights), visit Dachau. It is not far from Munich. Thanks for supporting veterans. My dad was a WWII Marine, and I served in the Marines in the late 80’s (with a cameo appearance in 1991).

  8. SB~LV Says:

    95th EvacHosp

  9. gp Says:

    Thank You
    Happy Veterans Day

  10. Joe Says:


    That is one reason Joe decided to come here.

  11. D-Rok Says:


    Small world, I also served as a Medic, but in mid 80’s. 5th ID 1/61, Ft Polk, LA. My only claim is our unit “rescued” Noriega from Panama.

    Medics ROCK!!!!