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Fathers Day



Father's Day is a day of celebration of fatherhood and male parenting. It honors all fathers, who have acted as a father figure in our life - whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or even elder brothers and also to honor fatherhood as Mother's Day celebrates motherhood.
This day is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, many countries observe this day on the third Sunday in June.
This day is celebrated by giving gifts and wishes to fathers.
Roses are the Father's Day flowers: red to be worn for a living father and white if the father has died.
The driving force behind the establishment of the celebration of Father's Day was Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd to honor her loving father, William Jackson Smart. She was inspired by Anna Jarvis's efforts to establish Mother's Day.

      To the world you may be just  one person
   But to one person you might be the world
Loving and benevolent God and Father of us all, to you we bring all the fathers as they give us a reflection of your Infinite and unconditional love as God and Father. I thank You Father for my beloved appa.
Bless those fathers who have taken upon themselves, the responsibility of parenting.
Bless those who have lost a spouse to death ... or divorce and who are parenting their children alone.
Father, bless and strengthen them by your love and help them to be and become fathers after Your example to those confided to their care.
Grant this God our Father through Christ Your Son. Amen
National Urban League Slogan
Don't make a baby if you can't be a father.

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