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Fulfilling a promise


Leslie C | Centreville

Twenty years ago on the night before my father passed away we talked and reminisced. We had a wonderful conversation and we laughed and we cried. As we were saying our good-byes for the last time Daddy stopped me and said one of his biggest regrets was that he had not sent one of his five children to college. I reminded him he had given us all so much more by teaching us right from wrong and showing us every day of his life what it is to have a good work ethic . With the tools he had given me growing up I made a promise to him then and there that his two grandsons would go to college. With hard work, focus, and a lot of sacrifice my two sons were the first to attend and graduate from college on both sides of the family. Today we are grandma & grandpa and I pray a new tradition has started and will stay intact for generations to come. We have four little granddaughters and we are only able to save $25.00 a month for each. Our dream is that all four will be able to attend college someday. This would be our legacy and a tribute to my father to leave our granddaughters with enough money for each to go to college when the time comes. That is how the Virginia 529 is helping to make our dream and our loved ones dreams come true.

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