On Veterans Day, I want to send a special thank you to my brothers and sisters in arms, particularly to those in harm’s way around the globe. Your selfless dedication, your constant vigilance, your courage under fire and your unhesitating sacrifice are what makes this country great.
My time in the Army taught me many lessons about honor and courage but also taught me many cool things. There are the great acronyms like SNAFU, FUBAR and HUA (now spelled Hooah for some reason) and great phrases like “Your attitude is like the butt end of a battery: all negative” and “It's time to un-ass the AO."
As further proof that the Steelers are the coolest organization, built around the best team on the planet, check out this link from the main page: http://www.steelers.com/video-and-audio/videos/Heroes-at-Heinz-Field/390c16aa-810d-40f9-b52c-6eaed3fbdeff The fact that Troy Polamalu and his wife created the Harry Panos Fund in honor of Theodora's grandfather, who was a World War II veteran, to help younger veterans who have returned from service in Iraq, often with terrible injuries, fills me with pride.
On a completely self-serving note, Rocky Bleier is my hero but is also my brother in arms. I wonder if I can use that to get in the family box at games?