“Infinitely Prouder To Be A Father:” General Douglas MacArthur On Fathers Day
by Scott Faith
General Douglas MacArthur gave us many memorable quotes over the years: “I shall return,” “old soldiers never die,” “no substitute for victory,” the “Duty, Honor, Country” speech. This quote of his seemed particularly apt for Fathers Day.
By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder — infinitely prouder — to be a father.
A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. The one has the potentiality of death; the other embodies creation and life.
And while the hordes of death are mighty, the battalions of life are mightier still. It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle field but in the home…“
Happy Fathers Day, everyone.
This article originally appeared in the Havok Journal June 19, 2016