849 Reasons You’ll Never Succeed

Major General Stephen Layfield, the reviewing officer at the Navy’s June 11 Boot Camp Graduation, introduced my son, AT Jack Hennessy, and 848 of Jack’s fellow sailors to America’s enemies. He mocked at our enemies’ plots to destroy America, pointing out that before him stood “eight hundred and forty-nine reasons why you’ll never succeed.”

The crowd of about 4,000 roared. The sailors, in ranks, could not even clap. But I’m sure they smiled.

Graduations are held in a huge field house at Great Lakes because of the unpredictable weather.  My son, Patrick, and I sat in the in balcony of the auditorium.  Below us was a sea of white Navy jumpers and a fine example of America’s future.

My son is now a full-fledged sailor.  He’s in Pensacola for Aviation Technician Class A School.  From there, he’ll come home on leave before continuing with Class C School, then onto an air squadron.

Our enemies have 849 new reasons to hide in caves. And I have one more reason to be annoyingly proud of my son Jack.

 JackGraduationDay

Thanks to everyone who’s written and called to found out Jack’s doing.  He appreciates your thoughts and prayers.

Advertisements

One thought on “849 Reasons You’ll Never Succeed”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s