I remember this date in 1973 like it was yesterday. In those days you might know that you were having twins but you didn't know the sex until they were born. We had two girls so of course two boys would be optimal and that's what they were.
They've brought us joy every day (except for maybe a couple of days during their teens but only a couple) since then.
Here are Dan and Dave pictorially through the years.
These boys have been through so much together and they've always made us proud. After the war in Iraq they were both - separately - awarded Silver Stars, the third highest military award designated solely for heroism in combat - an almost unheard of honor for brothers much less twins.
They've each had multiple deployments where they spent extended periods of time away from their families.
But just like in the first picture in this post, they've never forgotten how to laugh together. And when they laugh, everybody around them laughs because it's so joyous and hilarious.
So Happy Birthday to the best two boys any parent could ask for. I hope this day is filled with happiness and wonderful memories.