Archive for June 14th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Father's Day 2009 (06/14)

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Father’s Day & Fatherhood

June 14 : 07 days till Father’s Day

Did you know that Americans aren’t the only ones to celebrate their dads?

In the United States and over 50 other countries around the world, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. The first Sunday in June is when Lithuanian dads are honored; and on the second Sunday (Today!), dads in Austria and Belgium have their special day.

Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life – whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or “Big Brothers.” So join our Father’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Father’s Day on June 21st!

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(June 14) Today we're observing . . .  Flag Day / National Flag Day USA

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Flag Day
By Presidential Proclamation; honors and celebrates our flag, our country, and our heritage.

 

National Flag Day USA: Pause for Pledge
All Americans are asked to pause at 7PM EST to share a moment of nationwide patriotism.

 

Related link: Independence Day on the Net – U.S. Flag Etiquette

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(June 14) Today we're observing . . .  Flag Day/National Flag Week

Sunday, June 14th, 2009


Flag Day/National Flag Week
By Presidential Proclamation; this week, which includes Flag Day, honors and celebrates our flag, our country, and our heritage.

 

 

 

Related link: Independence Day on the Net – U.S. Flag Etiquette

photo credit: via flickr

Countdown to Father's Day: Top TV Dads

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

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As we countdown to Father’s Day (06/21) – here’s our continuing look at some of TV’s favorite fathers: From the 1950s cardigan-wearing, “Father Knows Best” types to the 21st century guys juggling dysfunctional families and questionable careers.

TV’s Top Dads (in chronological order)

Mike Brady (1970’s)
TV’s first stepdad, Mike Brady (played by Robert Reed) was the widower patriarch whose new blended family included three sons (his) – and three daughters (wife Carol’s). The Brady Bunch (1969-1974) managed to face their weekly dose of overly dramatic family dilemmas with some firm discipline from Mike (and fresh baked cookies from Alice, the housekeeper). One of TV land’s strictest dads, Mike was also the most even-handed – not to mention the hippest (remember the perm?).

Check back each day for another TV dad (or you can cheat and check out all our TV dads here).

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