The Ridgemont Country Club in Greece held a special ceremony Sunday for active and retired military members.
"It's very humbling too, it's been so long and you kind of forget that you served," said veteran Brian Petit.
Sunday's event honored both active and retired members of the military.
"Hearing how everybody is appreciative and what you did was such a wonderful thing, it makes you feel good about what you did for your country," said Petit.
And what better time to swap stories than on a lush green golf course.
Larry McDonald was raised in a military family and served in the U.S. Army for seven years; but it's the stories from those who served in World War II and Vietnam that really impress him.
"They didn't have the kevlar, the pieces of protection we have these days. They knew what they were getting into and still they went at it like it was nothing to them," said Larry McDonald, veteran.
Members of the Ridgemont Country Club wanted to give the community a chance to say thank you.
It's been over a decade since many of these vets have served.
"You get a little bit older, you want more peace and you feel the sorrow of the young kids who are in the situations now and hope that they come back in one piece," said Petit.
Organizer Larry Trippodo never served in the military but says he was always in awe of their dedication. Trippodo says no matter what happens in the future, the military will be there to protect us and they should be recognized.
"They don't brag, they're very humble about it. And that's a good way to live our lives, when you do good things don't talk too much about it, and they don't," said Trippodo.