My Dad, veteran U.S. Army, Reserve
Happy Fathers Day Dad, glad I have had my entire life to get to know you as we both have grown. Some times I stand in awe of you, some times I just stand and shake my head. Always I love you. I am luckier than some, including my wife.
Some 21 years ago my Father-in-Law Glen Lyons passed away. This was many years before my wife and I even met. Today would not only of been Fathers Day but also his 70th birthday. While digging through some stuff in the basement I came across one of his old Army fatigue shirts that the wife has kept of his after all these years. The kid just had to try it on….
I never got a chance to meet or know Glen but I like to think that he and I would have hit it off. Seeing my daughter in his uniform kind of cements a bond there between me and him. RIP Glen Lyons, sorry we missed each other this time around..
And on a side note, in the age of digital camo and such can you even fathom that fact that the Army once thought that full color nametapes, patches and white t-shirts were a field uniform?!?!