Father’s Day Moment

Today is Father’s Day and those of you who have a father who takes his responsibilities seriously, makes regular and honest efforts to provide, and is a source of support and inspiration should definitely pass along a hearty “thank you.”  In the news and in daily life we see all too often the perils of a lack of true fatherhood.

My father passed away several years ago but he was a good provider and a great role model.  I would not be who I am or where I am without the lessons he taught me while I was a young boy growing up in (Brooklyn) New York.  He served in the United States Army and in the New York City Police Department during an era when race relations were a bit tenuous.  Nonetheless he carried himself with dignity and did the right thing in protecting and serving citizens and fellow Americans.

I am blessed to have several friends who are outstanding fathers and deserve to be celebrated.  I dare not list names lest I leave someone out but I take this opportunity to send each of you a proud “Happy Father’s Day” and commend you to keep up the good work.  Happy Father’s Day to all the dads across the land.


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