Thank you for the birthday mention of my 30 year employer. I just got back from a VFW gathering of old fart Marines like me. Many there had more than ten years of active service. It was fun to reminisce and compare the good and bad experiences.
Of course we found out that none of us could drink as much beer as we could back in the day. But we had fun.
Tomorrow is Veterans Day. I have to go back to the VFW to drink the rest of that beer.
On Veterans Day I avoid anything but enjoyable things. Hell, it is the only holiday I ever actually earned.