my daughter-in-law forwarded to me an e-mail of an article in the florida paper along with a video clip of my son who established a scholarship to Space Camp in Huntsville Alabama for a student who had to write an essay about aviation..the really cool thing is that he funded this scholarship from being paid for a published article that he wrote for the National Space and Aviation Magazine about his experience at the Air Force Test Pilot's school at Edwards AFB in California..The first award winner was a young man who's Dad is on active duty in the army in Afghanistan
very very AWESOME; you raised a fine man and you should be proud; not a bad looking fellow either
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his mother is beaming more than I am (which says something)...he clearly learned the lesson we both taught him about "opening doors for others, as others have open the door for him"
I really like his twist on that lesson "pay if forward"...I will make a "small contribution" to help fund a 2nd scholarship for next summer...one of the best investments I ever made was to send him to the very first Space Camp
Growing up I made a point of having him meet many of the original Tuskegee Airmen, so he could understand the sacrifices they made so that he could have the opportunity to fly
He really is my hero and I just wished my Dad could have lived long enough to see how his grandson has turned out
If any of us ever have anything that we can truly be proud of it is our children and how we teach them. Most children follow in their parents footsteps and these days, it seems that we see a lot of need for parenting of young children. I just hope children like your son, continue to follow the childraising principals our parents and grandparents started in raising their children.
You (and your wife) did good!
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