Geoff and Laura with their children Logan, Rowan, and Harlow – Disney World ’16
There are few greater titles earned by a man than Marine and Father.
For those Americans who are both fathers and Marines, we reflect today on where those responsibilities intersect. For many of us, the duties of being a Marine and the responsibilities of being a father are often driven by the same motivation–love of others. At his core, a father supports his family through his presence and his sacrifice. He works for them with his career, he offers them his love and compassion, he guides them, he celebrates with them, and he protects them from harm. To him, this definition applies to both his family and his country. He gives of himself wholeheartedly without asking for anything in return; this is the same as the generations of fathers who came before us and those who came before them.