We'd like to wish all the Dads a very happy Father's Day!
We are so very grateful to you for all you do to make our lives better! Your love, example, and unselfish service mean more to us than we can adequately express. We love you!
Below are excerpts from President Obama's Presidential Proclamation for Father's Day 2011.
Father's Day, 2011
By the President of the United States of America
Fathers, along with our mothers, are our first teachers, coaches, and advisors. They help us grow into adults, consoling us in times of need and celebrating with us in times of triumph. Strong male role models come in all forms, but they have one thing in common: they show up and give it their best. A father figure may be a biological father, or he may be a surrogate father who raises, mentors, or cares for another's child. Every family is different, but what matters is the unconditional support, guidance, and love fathers and mentors give us throughout life....
On Father's Day, we celebrate the men who make a difference in the life of a child, and we pay tribute to all the fathers who have been our guiding lights. In the days ahead, we recommit ourselves to making fatherhood, and the support men need to be fathers, a priority in our Nation.
(See the full text at WhiteHouse.gov.)