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He sat in my room as an 8th grader and announced he wanted to join the Air Force
He wanted to go to the Air Force Academy.
In my heart and head, my pacifist voice whispered
"Why would you want to do that?"
In my teacher voice I spoke
"That's a great goal. Do you know what it takes to get into the Air Force Academy?"
He found out.
And everything he did from that point on was dedicated to that dream.
He sat in my room
as a freshman
as a sophomore
as a junior
The dream never changed.
As a senior he asked if would serve as a reference for him as he applied to
colleges with an ROTC program
The AIR FORCE ACADEMY
Today he told me
He was offered an appointment to the academy.
I'm wiping a few tears as I write this
because sometimes pride leaks out of the corner of your eyes.