Just wanted to say thanks!

Falcon A

Just a Proud Dad
Yesterday (15 May 2019) I got to commission my DS as a Army 2LT . . . truly a very special and proud moment for me and our family. DS will branch Aviation.

Today (16 May 2019) my DS graduated from VMI with a degree in Physics. A truly great achievement by him for him. The road was hard, and he is better for it . . . so very proud.

I want to thank all of you on this site that provided us with such great advice and helped us navigate through the 4 years of AROTC and VMI . . . Some of you provided private direct messages that were priceless . . . Some of you didn't even know that the advice you provided in varoius posts were just what we needed to hear.

To all of you . . . thank you for sharing your knowledge, wisdom and experience . . . this is truly a great Forum.
 
Congratulations to your son (and you) for his accomplishments. I had a few minutes today and watched a live stream of the VMI graduation ceremony. Even though my son is 100% focused on SA for now, there is a huge part of me that would love it if he became 100% committed to attending VMI. We visited there over his Spring Break and were so impressed. It really is a very special place; we could tell immediately. I'm sure it was a tough journey for you all, but days like today/and yesterday, have to make it all worth it. Congratulations again; very special!
 

Dadof2

Member
@Falcon A - Congratulations to you and your son. You have no doubt helped countless people with your posts and private messages. You've certainly helped me a great deal, especially when my DS was a Rat and all things VMI were new and strange to me. I hope you stick around on this forum.
 

GoCubbies

Member
Yesterday (15 May 2019) I got to commission my DS as a Army 2LT . . . truly a very special and proud moment for me and our family. DS will branch Aviation.

Today (16 May 2019) my DS graduated from VMI with a degree in Physics. A truly great achievement by him for him. The road was hard, and he is better for it . . . so very proud.

I want to thank all of you on this site that provided us with such great advice and helped us navigate through the 4 years of AROTC and VMI . . . Some of you provided private direct messages that were priceless . . . Some of you didn't even know that the advice you provided in varoius posts were just what we needed to hear.

To all of you . . . thank you for sharing your knowledge, wisdom and experience . . . this is truly a great Forum.
Sir... congrats to your family and the brand new 2LT. As you said, he’s a better officer and person for having gone through the trials and tribulations over the past few years.

Who knows, he may be my DD’s battalion commander one day when she’s a flight surgeon.
 

kinnem

Moderator
5-Year Member
Yesterday (15 May 2019) I got to commission my DS as a Army 2LT . . . truly a very special and proud moment for me and our family. DS will branch Aviation.

Today (16 May 2019) my DS graduated from VMI with a degree in Physics. A truly great achievement by him for him. The road was hard, and he is better for it . . . so very proud.

I want to thank all of you on this site that provided us with such great advice and helped us navigate through the 4 years of AROTC and VMI . . . Some of you provided private direct messages that were priceless . . . Some of you didn't even know that the advice you provided in varoius posts were just what we needed to hear.

To all of you . . . thank you for sharing your knowledge, wisdom and experience . . . this is truly a great Forum.
SO very glad to hear the news about your son. I know you are all savoring the moment and excited for the next part of the adventure. I wanted to point out that you gave as much advice as you got. You've been a great contributor to the forum. Hope you stick around.
 

cb7893

5-Year Member
@Falcon A ,

Congratulations to your DS.

It may be hard to imagine, but your interest/concern/amazement doesn't end now. The next part of the experience is the best part...and the next part... and the next part.

Edit: I just read your bio, so let's just leave it at Congratulations to your DS!
You have apparently been there and done that. I have to imagine, however, that it is a different feel as a parent.
 
Congratulations to your son!

Thank you for all of your insightful posts for us parents of upcoming Rats. I have read so many of your posts dating back to when he received his appointment. Yes, I had a lot of time on my hands one evening.
 
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