For Michael, his father's service showcased what hard work and selflessness look like. "His service meant a lot to me. He dedicated 31 years of his life to protect this country and his family. He made a lot of sacrifices along the way, like being stationed away from his family in a different state for long periods of time, but he remained happy because he knew he was doing good work. That inspires me to follow a path of 'good work' and to have a selfless attitude for my family and country."