Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This year, as always, we have a lot to be thankful for. Good health, loving family, a career, etc. we are also thankful for all the brave men and women who have served and are serving our country. We know there are a lot of warriors overseas defending our country away from their families today so we can be safe at home with ours.
My dad & Steve got to warm up before kickoff in the Lambeau Field Atrium & were treated to a delicous meal at Lambeau Fields newest restaurant, 1919 Kitchen & Tap. Inspiration for 1919 Kitchen & Tap was pulled from the feedback of area residents, their love of great food and their appreciation for authenticity. In keeping with those values, the menu is focused on taking new approaches to old favorites. The restaurant incorporates fresh and seasonal ingredients into its offerings, with an emphasis on sourcing locally. In addition to the great food, 1919 Kitchen & Tap has 80 beer taps with nearly 40 rotating types, a variety of bottled beers, and a selection of thoughtful cocktails.
1919 Kitchen & Tap features industrial, yet warm and rustic finishes to complement the welcoming atmosphere you have come to expect from Lambeau Field. It’s a casual restaurant with an elevated approach, bringing the Green Bay area a deliciously different dining experience.
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ARMY WARRIOR STEVE REILLY
After 911 like many others I was upset. We were at war. I was in good physical shape and I wanted to join up and serve my country. You see my family has a long history of serving and I was one of the few that had not. I knew I was older- but I wasn’t going to let it stop me. I honored my mother’s wishes and did not join up. You see her father was in WWI(on the German side) and my father’s uncle was also in WW I on the US Side. She knew the meaning of war. And she also new I was a father with a young family. Again, I honored her request. In 2007 my mother passed. Shortly after I found I could just make the age cut off and joined up. So I did. I made it to basic training the day before the age cut off which at that time in 2008 was 40 years old. I reported to Ft Sill OK. ‘Home of the Field Artillery’. Same place my Uncle Peter went to in WWII. I remember the sign at 0233 hrs in the morning as I drove in the gates ‘Soldiering starts here’. From 2008 on I was pretty much all active duty. Even though I joined the national guard. I went to AIT. But 2 days before graduation I was called out of formation and found out the great state of WI had done a state wide call up and I was part of it. I was to report in to headquarters in Appleton as soon as my plane landed with my current orders and all papers I rcv’d from graduation from the AIT(Addition Combat Training) to HQ. It was confirmed. I was to be home 6 days and 6 nights. I was assigned to an infantry unit and I would be a gunner. I was off to TX for 9 weeks and would serve Iraq in combat operations with approx. 4600 other men and women from WI. I served in Iraq from 2009-2010. Honorably.