Say Their Names: Fathers Of Sons Who Are No Longer Here

While many are celebrating this year’s Father’s Day, the one day where we honor the men who taught us how to walk tall, act tough, showed us how to fix things, gave us an example of what a real man is–all the while loving us–there are some of those men who are no longer with us.

And for that is tough. Tough for the parents who had to bury their sons. Their sons who were friends and some who were fathers themselves. Burying any child is extremely hard for a parent. It’s like it goes against the natural order of things.

So today, this Father’s Day, we say their name and remember them.

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Eric Garner, father of six children and three grandchildren, Killed – July 17, 2014