An added plus to my dad being in the National Guard is having my dad's unit be like a second family. They're all very special to my entire family. We've been babysat by them, we've had all kinds of parties with them, they've celebrated & cried with my family - and us with them.
With all of this said, my Dad(and 2 other
The last gig they had was in Greenville on July 4th. It was a pretty special time for our family. Every year until Lindsey and I were old enough to stay by ourselves, we were sent to spend 2 weeks with my grandma while my parents went and toured the state with my dad's unit. We all were reunited for the July 4th concert. This was the last time we'd see my dad play on July 4th in uniform.
My entire family is so proud of my dad, and his entire unit, and more than thankful for serving our country. There are no words to describe the sense of pride I get when I see my Dad standing at attention in uniform. You hear a lot of women say "There's nothing like a man in uniform". Usually they're talking about how good it makes a man look, but for me, it means something completely different. It's for that reason, I asked my dad to walk me down the aisle in his dress blues.
Thank you, Daddy for serving for 33 years. We appreciate it more than you know.
P.S. Ryan says you're a badass :-)
Charleston - June 26th
Greenville - July 4th
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