Michael Strahan Shares a Photo of His Dad in Military Uniform as He Honors Him on Veterans Day
Michael Strahan celebrated Veterans Day with a touching tribute to his father, Gene Strahan, and the television personality spared no words in expressing his love.
Michael shared a throwback photo of his father wearing a military uniform. Gene posed with his hands crossed as he sported a slight smile.
Michael accompanied the picture with a caption wishing his dad and many other veterans across the country a happy Veterans Day.
The television personality continued by expressing gratitude to the people who had served the country in the past and those still serving. He concluded by expressing love to his dad. The doting son wrote:
"Dad, I love you and miss you every day. You are my hero."
Shortly after sharing the post, fans and followers took to the comments section to express gratitude to Gene and other veterans. So far, the appreciation post has garnered over seventeen thousand likes.
Before Gene's death, Michael and his father shared a great father-son relationship.
Gene was enlisted in the United States Army in 1955 and later became a major who served with the 82nd Airborne Division. This year's Veterans Day celebration comes only a few months after Gene passed away at the age of 83.
Following the news of his death, Gene received a lot of tributes from some of Michael's friends, including his "Good Morning America" co-host Amy Robach.
While speaking, Robach recounted Gene's early life in the army and shared her deepest condolences to Michael and his family.
Before Gene's death, Michael and his father shared a great father-son relationship with the television personality once admitting that his parents never doubted his abilities even when he did.
With their close relationship, it was a no brainer that Michael's friends and loved ones try to be there for him as he grieves his father's death.
In October, Michael revealed that he has been able to cope with the loss by keeping all of the texts and emails he received from friends who have expressed condolences.
The television personality explained that it felt good to know that people were thinking of him and his father and added that it always brought a smile to his face. Gene might be gone, but he is clearly not forgotten.