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101st Anniversary of Father’s Day, Today

Sunday June 20, 2010 7:33 AM - 5 Comments

obama7By President Barack H. Obama

From the first moments of life, the bond forged between a father and a child is sacred. Whether patching scraped knees or helping with homework, dads bring joy, instill values, and introduce wonders into the lives of their children. Father’s Day is a special time to honor the men who raised us, and to thank them for their selfless dedication and love.

Fathers are our first teachers and coaches, mentors and role models. They push us to succeed, encourage us when we are struggling, and offer unconditional care and support. Children and adults alike look….
…up to them and learn from their example and perspective. The journey of fatherhood is both exhilarating and humbling — it is an opportunity to model who we want our sons and daughters to become, and to build the foundation upon which they can achieve their dreams.

Fatherhood also carries enormous responsibilities. An active, committed father makes a lasting difference in the life of a child. When fathers are not present, their children and families cope with an absence government cannot fill. Across America, foster and adoptive fathers respond to this need, providing safe and loving homes for children facing hardships. Men are also making compassionate commitments outside the home by serving as mentors, tutors, or big brothers to young people in their community. Together, we can support the guiding presence of male role models in the lives of countless young people who stand to gain from it.

Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by a father and mother, a single father, two fathers, a step-father, a grandfather, or caring guardian. We owe a special debt of gratitude for those parents serving in the United States Armed Forces and their families, whose sacrifices protect the lives and liberties of all American children. For the character they build, the doors they open, and the love they provide over our lifetimes, all our fathers deserve our unending appreciation and admiration.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in accordance with a joint resolution of the Congress approved April 24, 1972, as amended (36 U.S.C. 109), do hereby proclaim June 20, 2010, as Father’s Day.

I direct the appropriate officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on this day, and I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. Let us honor our fathers, living and deceased, with all the love and gratitude they deserve.

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5 Responses to “101st Anniversary of Father’s Day, Today”

1. Comment from Ben Torah
Time June 20, 2010 at 9:09 AM

Mother’s Day/Father’s Day was instituted by a Klu Klux Klan member of Congress in the early 1900’s, and is the polar opposite of Yiddishkeit — where EVERY DAT is Father’s and Mother’s Day.

2. Comment from Logic
Time June 20, 2010 at 9:37 AM

Did anyone notice that Obama is giving his stamp of approval on “toeva” relationships?”

3. Comment from Father
Time June 20, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Who asked him?

“NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in accordance with a joint resolution of the Congress approved April 24, 1972, as amended (36 U.S.C. 109), do hereby proclaim June 20, 2010, as Father’s Day.”

Was this in question? why is he pretending he has anything to do with this law?

4. Comment from Letz
Time June 20, 2010 at 4:39 PM

This day used to be the most confusing day in America. Is it still?

5. Comment from Joe
Time June 21, 2010 at 11:01 AM

where was your father

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