Father’s Day Celebrations

Father’s Day is fast approaching and what better way to tell him he’s the best a day to honor and salute fathers everywhere for their love and devotion . Father’s Day is a festival to honor your father for everything he did for you. This festival is celebrated with immense enthusiasm and lot of charm across the globe. The date and style of celebrating this festival differs from country to country but one thing that remains noticeably same is the spirit of this occasion.

Father’s Day is a day to honor fatherhood. It is a time to say thanks to your father, grandfather and great-grandfather, if you’re blessed to have one Dad It’s the little words that carry so much meaning. The man who made your life possible (and sometimes impossible). The man who struggled to provide for you and the rest of your family, often stoically and without complaint. The man you want to recognize on Father’s Day and throughout the year for all he’s done for you. Sometimes neckties and aftershave don’t do the trick when it comes to honoring your dad. The next time you want to salute your father for the man he is and the person he encouraged you to become, try some ideas beyond the big box stores.

Being a father requires strength in many ways; above all, it requires character. Raising a family is no easy task, of course, but one of trial, frustration, and disappointment. Great strength and more than a little courage are needed to persevere, to fight discouragement, and to keep working for the family. In that strength, and with God’s grace, fathers find the patience to teach, the fortitude to provide, the compassion to comfort, and the mercy to forgive. All of this is to say that they find the strength to love their wives and children selflessly. And it is above all for this wondrous, mysterious love that fathers shower upon their families, and that allows them to ceaselessly put their families’ needs first, that we honor fathers with their own special day.

Our gratitude is not limited to Father’s Day, but remains constant; indeed, there are not enough days in the year to express it properly. Still, it is fitting that on such a day the American people pause to celebrate all fathers for their loving care for their youngsters. Our Nation can only continue to prosper if our families prosper. Nothing can replace the family’s role as prime nurturer and educator of children, and nowhere are our country’s shared values more effectively transmitted to future generations.

So let us thank all fathers on this day; but, above all, let us each take this occasion to express our thanks and our affection to our own fathers, whether we can do so in person or in prayer. We are perhaps no longer little children riding on our fathers’ shoulders, yet we will forever feel their firm and loving guidance through life’s challenges. Everybody take the opportunity to honor their father and tell them how much they are loved and appreciated. In today’s world, people celebrate this occasion with their granddad, father-in-law, uncle, stepfather or many other men who is caring and protective as a father.

Blessings and many thanks,

Yael Edwards

Chaplain

American Legions Post #53

22 West 8th Street

Front Royal, VA, 22630

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