Greetings to all fathers and father figures, here at home and to those who are away. We celebrate Father’s Day once a year, and how each of us celebrates this special day might be different from one another. But the sincere message in how each of us celebrates Father’s Day is possibly identical, no matter how differently we do it. We show how grateful we are for all the things fathers do in their lives to make our lives cheerful, safe, and loved. Fathers are a positive influence and role model and a mentor to those around him, their families, members of the community, and most especially their children. A father figure can be found in grandfathers, uncles, brothers, coaches, teachers, and friends. This Father’s Day, we thank all fathers for passionately ensuring his loved ones’ wellbeing.
For some in our community whose fathers are no longer around, cherish their memory so that their love continues to live on. Honor and remember the great impact they had in your and others’ lives.
To all fathers in active duty in the United States Armed Forces, the National Guard, and Reserve, have a blessed and relaxing Father’s Day
Happy Father’s Day and God bless.
David M. Apatang (Special to the Saipan Tribune)
David M. Apatang is the mayor of Saipan.