My sons Erik and Nick flanking my dad, Carl Brown.
The big day finally came yesterday. The boys are off to boot camp. Over a year ago, they decided to join the Marine Corps together. Their first act was to download the requirements they had to meet and then they surfed up a training plan. The provided each other with mutual support (read taunts and cajoling) and achieved top marks across the board. We're all so proud of their determination to achieve this first major life goal.
A huge thanks to my dad for teaching me the value of hard work, perseverance and dreaming big, so I could do my best to pass it on.