Archive for June 18th, 2011

Presidential Weekly Address: Celebrating Fathers

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

On Father’s Day weekend, President Obama reflects on his experience as a parent and discusses the challenges and necessity of being a good father.

Father’s Day, 2011 ­ A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

The White House has released President Obama’s 2011 Father’s Day Proclamation

Father’s Day, 2011
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

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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 19, 2011, 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.

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Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Full text – Father’s Day Proclamation

Holiday Invite: Father’s Day on the Net

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

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Happy Father’s Day

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration of Father’s Day. Come celebrate with us as we honor our dear old dads.

At our special Father’s Day celebration, Father’s Day on the Net, you can learn all about the history of Father’s Day and then test your knowledge of father-related facts & figures. You might even get some inspiration on original ways to celebrate your dad by reading what the President (AKA Dad-in-Chief) has to say about fathers across America.

Or, if you are looking for ways to get your children involved in celebrating Father’s Day, you will definitely want to check out our collection of dad-inspired crafts and coloring pages. Plus, we have a flush list of gift suggestions, with options to fit any budget.

For a real Father’s Day treat, try winning the way to his heart with one of our super special daddy-friendly recipes. We have everything from sweet treats for breakfast to hero sandwiches for lunch to BBQ with all the fixins’ for dinner.

Are you a fan of famous fathers? Whether it’s TV dads (everyone from Ward Cleaver to Tony Soprano) you like, or real-life celebrity dads you prefer (Brad Pitt, anyone?), we have you covered!

In America (and 53 other countries around the globe), Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. In 2011, we will be toasting our dear dads on June 19st. We look forward to seeing you in the coming days as we gear up for a most special celebration of fatherhood!

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net

Did You Know? Countdown to Father’s Day (06/18)

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

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

June 18 : 01 day till Father’s Day

Did you know that many child development experts believe the influence of a father on his children is most critical from the ages of six to 14?

Former President George W. Bush, himself a father of two, agrees. As he wrote in the 2008 Presidential Proclamation for Father’s Day.

“By providing their sons and daughters with a positive example, fathers help give their children the necessary foundation they need to make wise decisions throughout their lives.”

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 Sunday June 19th!

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(June 18) Today we’re celebrating . . .  International Sushi Day

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

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International Sushi Day
Today, whether a fan or sushi novice, take some time to enjoy this original “fast food” and tasty art form.

photo: credit: via flickr

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