Kauai loves dads

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    Alan, Denali, Denise Chun

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Cyane, Chris, Ryan, Rayn Snay

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Amelia, Mike, Benjamin, Brittany, Michael Garma

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    David, Emmalani Curry

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Sarah, Rory McClure

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    Wailea, Wailana, Wilson Kauakahi

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Nate, Lilly, Ryan, Emma, Bailey Jacobsmeyer

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Tom, Nicholas, Victoria, Flora Freestone

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Maceo, Ismael Cantu

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Guy Moriguchi, Bryce Yoshida

From a Boy Scouts Eagle project, a fun-filled day of parades, storytelling, parade, and disc golf, to just hanging out on the mall, Kauai’s dads gathered with their families to celebrate Father’s Day.

Father’s Day is an international observance that normally falls on the third Sunday in June to celebrate and honor memories of dads who support and love their families.

Starting back in 1909 when an orphan, Grace Golden Clayton of Fairmont, West Virginia, proposed to her minister a church service in 1908 to honor fathers who perished in a mining disaster that killed more than 360 men that resulted in more than 1,000 children, including herself. The service would pay tribute to those fathers.

Another lady, Sonora Smart Dodd of Arkansas, a daughter of a Civil War veteran, lobbied her religious leaders for a service dedicated to fathers after listening to a sermon honoring mothers.

President Lyndon Johnson, in 1966, designated that the third Sunday in June should be Father’s Day. That was not made official until 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed it into law.

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