Happy Veterans Day
Since this is our first Veterans Day together, I’d like to hear from the OutKick vets who served the country. Share a little bit about your service in the comments. Add something you learned about life while serving. My wife and I were out on a drive over the weekend, and the conversation turned to VFW halls and their purpose these days. I was telling her about how the VFW 3288 in my small hometown of 5,000 residents was the heart of the community and where I learned at an early age to respect elders. It’s where my grandfather, who served in the Pacific during World War II, would take us to get lunch and chat with fellow vets. Before grandpa’s battle with diabetes, he might even have a pop with his breaded pork tenderloin that was the size of a dinner plate.
Soccer teams were sponsored by the VFW. Same with our baseball teams. If there was a need for new playground equipment, the vets would step up. Profits from those 75-cent drafts really added up over the years. If a vet was in the hospital, his/her name and room number went up on the information board. Calls were made around town to make sure people were ok. People watched out for one another. The ladies’ auxiliary stepped up with meals for those in need.
I’m sure you guys have your own stories. Mine is clearly not exclusive. It’s just my little slice of what I think about when Veterans Day rolls around. Today we say thanks to the veterans who have served as the backbone to this country and all it stands for.
“To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service, and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of nations,” President Woodrow Wilson said to the nation on November 11, 1919.
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Last 22 games:
New York Jets: 7-15
Dallas Cowboys: 7-15
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 10, 2020
Stuff You Guys Sent In & Stuff I Like:
Champions Dinner at home in April
Champions Dinner Tuesday in November pic.twitter.com/1CWWMZX4sJ
— Brendan Porath (@BrendanPorath) November 10, 2020
If the top 2 Heisman candidates swapped hairstyles pic.twitter.com/kswN4VVcnV
— Adam Weil (@AdamWeil22) November 10, 2020
Mac Jones is putting up similar numbers to Joe Burrow last season through 6 games 👀
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 10, 2020
Tua Tagovailoa has excelled (in a small sample size) when not blitzed this season, including going 14-17 for 189 yards and 2 TD vs ARI per @NextGenStats. He faces the Chargers Sunday, who blitz at the lowest rate in the NFL (13.8% of dropbacks). pic.twitter.com/wM7DjiLDai
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 10, 2020
Did you know that Marc-Andre Fleury’s famous save was captured in brick form? 🏒
Swipe to see all of the intricate details (including all 5 fingers)! pic.twitter.com/tbmVTvv8Gu
— Chris Ihle (@ChrisIhleVegas) November 10, 2020
Let's go to Ken to find out what he learned.
Go ahead, Ken. pic.twitter.com/IDJiIYk82D
— Joe Kinsey (@JoeKinseyexp) November 10, 2020
Hagler vs. Hearns, Round 1. If you’ve seen it, you’re welcome. If you haven’t, the next three minutes may change your goddamn life.
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) November 11, 2020
— Bring a Trailer (@Bringatrailer) November 11, 2020
58,307 dog tags for every US casualty in Vietnam – at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago pic.twitter.com/9MhwhOyNk4
— Meredith Frost (@MeredithFrost) November 11, 2020