Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Fathers Day

Today is Father's Day as it is recognized around the world. It's a day like Mothers Day that is also a global holiday that has local roots. Where Mother's Day originated in Grafton, Father's Day originated in Fairmont.

Father's Day was rumored to have started due to a nearby mine explosion in Monongah, which kind of touches home with me because my father was a coal miner in Marion County until the day we lost him on July 20, 1999.

I would like to take this time and extend a very Happy Fathers Day greeting to all of those special men who have taken the special role of being a father.

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