The month of June is the second of four months with 30 days. This year, June has five Mondays and five Tuesdays. Moreover, June holds some interesting observances and celebrations.
Flag Day is on Sunday, June 14, and both Father’s Day and the first day of summer occur on Sunday, June 21. The first day of summer is also recognized as the June or Summer Solstice.
According to the World Almanac, June is National Candy Month, Potty Training Awareness Month, National Safety Month and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Pride Month.
There are two astrological signs in June: Gemini, the sign of the Twins (May 21 to June 21) and Cancer, the sign of the Crab (June 22 to July 22). The Birthstone for the month of June is the Pearl, Moonstone or Alexandrite.
One of the most celebrated days during the month of June is Father’s Day. How do the men on the mainline feel about their fathers or father figures? That’s the question we asked of the men in blue.
Philip Senegal: “My father is my adviser. He guides me with all of my decisions. He gives me encouragement to pursue all of my career opportunities. My father is the man I pattern myself to be; he is my role model, my dad.”
Roger Chavez: “A father, when you are young, means everything to a son. To Earnest Chavez: this Father’s Day, I want to honor you for all of the love and joy that you have brought to our family. We all love you, Dad.”
David Taylor: “The old man was a giant among men though he only stood five-six or five-five. Indirectly, he inspired me to be a writer and an attorney from the books that he wrote and studied.”
Joel Moore: “It is not easy to write what my father means to me because we are supposed to honor our mother and father and it has not been easy for me. I have never told him how I feel because my mother told me not to. I am talking about a cat that took a boy’s childhood away and when I tried to speak up, it went all bad.”
Valeray Richardson: “My father was my hero. He taught me by example of what a man is. He loved his children and wife. Although he is gone, he is watching over me. My father meant the world to me. RIP, Papa. Happy Father’s Day.”
Forrest Jones: “My father, William C. Jones Sr., who is now dead, means everything to me. He left me with the life of giving love to people, helping those in need, strengthening those who are weak, respecting all mankind, and loving God with all my heart, soul, and mind. These qualities were in my father and he instilled them in me. This is what makes him so special to me.”
|“Thank you, Dad, for all your sacrifices to our family. Happy Father’s Day Dad!”|
Chung C. Kao: “Dad loved me so much that I wish I could go back in time to make up for the decade he stood heartbroken for me.”
Joseph Demerson: “My father was someone who we could always count on for sound advice. He was honest, loving, a provider and always could be depended on. Our father was the epitome of what a man should be. He raised four girls and three boys with my mother — a task that would be daunting for most men today. Our dad, Edward Eugene Demerson, embodied the essence of what a father is: the spirit of honor, sacrifice, dignity, and godliness.”
Nghiep Ke Lam: “My father spoke little but taught me much. I am grateful for the freedom he has given me to explore the world and the gift of curiosity.”
Tim Thompson: “My father has never given up on me, even when I had given up on myself. A father’s greatest attribute is always being there for his kids.”
Arturo Avalos: “Being a father is the biggest blessing that God gave to men.”
Rich Morris: “I didn’t know anything about being a father when my son was born in ’83. I was selfish and self-centered. After 30 years in prison, I understand my responsibility. I can’t replace what I’ve missed, only make living amends to my son in living a clean life now.”
John Wang: “Thank you, Dad, for all your sacrifices to our family. Happy Father’s Day Dad!”
Guadalupe Aranda: “My father means very much to me. He is the man who taught me to respect others, about values and responsibility. He taught me to have empathy and love for my family and other people.”
Matthew Nguyen: “He fought in a war, came to a foreign country, and was still able to provide for the family. My father is the best example for me.”
Pedro Espinal: “To me, my father means a helping hand and an anchor in times of trouble.”
Walter Johnson: “My father is my best friend. He was the first one to put a fishing pole in my hand, a sport that I still love today. Thanks, Dad.”