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Honoring My Father's Father

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Honoring My Father's Father

Filmmaker and Legacy team member John Maxwell wanted to know more about his grandfather, so he sat down with his dad and a video camera.

I am the third John L. Maxwell. My dad was the second and my grandpa was the first. My grandfather died when I was just a baby, so I don't have any memories of him. As Father's Day approached this year, I decided to sit down with my dad and a video camera and ask him what he remembered about his own father. I got hours of stories and expanded my project to include interviews with his sisters and brother.

They painted a picture for me of a humble, hardworking man who lived for his family and a good laugh. So often in life we get caught up thinking that a man is great because he accomplishes great things. But sometimes, just being present to create memories for those we love is a great accomplishment in itself.

Here's to honoring the great men in our lives. Happy Father's Day.

–John L. Maxwell III