I recently attended the Navy v UCF game, buying tickets late online. When I picked them up the woman told me I'd be sitting with a group of Academy grads from some 50 years ago. Turns out my uncle was in that class. I go to my seat wearing a name tag from the tailgate I was at. One of the men sees it and asks if I'm related to Capt Jim. Yes, he's my uncle. They all remembered him which surprised my DW but I reminded her that their relationship did not end after 4 years but many continued for 20-25 years. At the 1/2, my plebe comes to say hi. I can't get over how she was received by this group. Heck she was invited to their tailgate after the game. I could see something between them even though there was 50 years separating them. It made me warm inside to know that these are the bonds being forged. The next day I sent some pictures to Uncle Jim who sounded very happy to hear the story and proud that after some 50 years another person from his family is a Midshipmen. Go Navy! Beat Army!