My Father's Dream

When my father was in the US army, he would bring home toy M-16’s for my brother. He would patiently assemble it and teach my brother how to play with it. One Christmas, my father brought a complete set of soldier’s uniform complete with the head, body gear and BDU Pants. Oh, how my brother loved it. He even posed gamely on the camera as soon as he fitted the gear.

Fast forward to 2007, my brother graduated with an Engineering degree and did not consider joining the army. Yes, my father was disappointed initially but got over his dream for my brother. For the rest of the family, we are just happy he is not in Iraq.

Posted bymarikit at 4/15/2008 12:50:00 PM  


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