The overwhelming thing I took away from this, and I really don't think I need to tell the Brethren, probably because so many of you served, was how much the idea that we were doing this for them mattered. From the LTC down, every single person I talked to mentioned how they felt appreciated and how much that meant to them. It was Ric who made the comment about what they do every day, and it was perfect. I don't know if Ric served or not (he strikes me as the Sergeant type), but, he nailed it when he told them that it was about how grateful we are to them, not how much they enjoyed our food. Everyone of these guys told me that they felt in some way that what we did, let them know people appreciate what we did for them.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
"I'm Armenian...perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."