Military Dad Takes Father-Son Pic That Honors His Past & Creates a Family Tradition for the Future (PHOTO)

father son photo recreationAfter coming across an old picture of him as a baby being held by his father, a military dad decided to re-create this photo -- only this time he's holding his own child.

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Dallas English was flipping through an old family album eight years ago when he came across this photo of him and his dad, a veteran of the U.S. Army. Given English was a member of the U.S. Air Force, that's when inspiration struck. 

"I liked [the photo] a lot and I was in the military at the time, so I decided then and there that if I were to have a child, I would re-create that photo and have them side by side,'' English told the press.

So after he had his son Ace, he donned his uniform and copped the same pose.

"You're able to see the beginnings of a tradition," he says.

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From there, English texted the picture to his father and posted it on Reddit, explaining, "I'd planned this photo years ago as long as I had a son and was still in the military. My dad and I, and my son and I." 

Since then, the photo's gone viral, and I totally get why: It's such a fun way to honor your family and create a unique tradition! Hopefully one day his own son will re-create the same photo, carrying this theme down from generation to generation.

It's also interesting to see how little details change -- the style of couch, the photo quality, the uniform, facial hair (or lack thereof), etc. -- but ultimately this symbol of father/son love is exactly the same, a timeless tribute to this enduring bond.

You can learn more about this touching story in the video below:

 

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