Foxnews has a post on what Father’s day is really about - cherishing your sons and daughters.
Father’s Day has always been a special day for me. But today, as with the previous seven Father’s Days, the feelings of pride and satisfaction over my son Travis and daughter Ryan will be mixed with a void in my heart that can never be replaced.
That is because Travis will not be with us.
In April of 2007, he was serving as a Marine first lieutenant when he was killed in action in Iraq’s Al Anbar Province, cut down by a sniper’s armor-piercing bullet after his unit was ambushed while searching a suspected insurgent house. He had just helped save two wounded comrades when the bullet struck him in the heart. He was 26.
I am one of thousands of fathers whose thoughts will turn today to a son or daughter lost serving our country.
My kids are the reason why I celebrate Father’s day. Hope all of you get to spend a special day with yours.