Shouts out to all the dads out there on Father’s Day. Thanks for passing along your genetic information, feeding us, expanding our vocabulary of both interesting words and expletives, demonstrating what kind of tube socks go best with sandals, paying our cell phone bills when we were clearly up to no good, wearing matching camouflage to help us to take the lives of animals, teaching us how to cook said dead animals, teaching us how to play games with the inflated skins of dead animals, and overall just being there to help us forge our own identity in the pit of human experience. Thank you.
Also, shouts out to my pops for being a pretty great pops.
Photographs, clockwise from top:
Justin Siler (middle) watches as James Watkins (right) feeds his nephew, while Curlie Sanders (left) pats his son on the back during their graduation from the Milestones program, a youth intervention service in Rochester, NY.
Mitchell Samaha, a Biologist and Educator with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, goes hunting with his son, Cameron, 11 at a duck pond on Saturday, November 19 in Houma.
Louis K. Muench, and his father, Louis E. Muench, of Louie’s Finer Meats in Cumberland, Wisconsin.
Sgt. Jeffrey Clevenger helps his ten-year-old son, David, into the backpack he used while on duty as a military police officer. Sgt. Clevenger of the 10th Mountain Division returned home from Iraq to the McGrath Gym of Ft. Drum, NY on Feb. 3, 2010.