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Haemon tells his father

What Medal of Honor brighter to his children than a father's growing glory? Or a child's to his proud father?

What does this mean?


A parent only achieves success through his or her children; a child only achieves success through his or her parent.


A child's glory is an offshoot of a father's success. Without a successful father, a child won't amount to much.


Parents are proud of successful children and yearn to live vicariously through their children's glory.


Military success and medals are the key to a family's honor and glory.


The continuing success of a parent, or child, is the greatest prize a son can attain.

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