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WebNews #9 Father's Day Edition, Sunday June 19, 2005

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WebNews #9 Father's Day Edition: Sunday June 19, 200

Father's Day History: Father's Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June. "The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Having been raised by her father, Henry Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.

In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Roses are the Father's Day flowers: red to be worn for a living father and white if the father has died". Extract From:

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Letters: Here's a way to SUPPORT OUR TROOPS:
From/To: Gerald "Jerry" Merna and David D. Perlmutter:
"WE ALL SUPPORT the troops, or so claim the forest of bumper stickers, yard signs, and even placards at demonstrations in defense of or against the war in Iraq." (Extract from DAVID D. PERLMUTTER's Editorial.)

Letters: RE: WebNews #7 Armed Forces Day Edition:
From: Daniel J. Rodriguez To: David T. Feliciano is posted on our website.

Stories: 50th Anniversary Celebration at St. Agnes Home for Boys (August 24, 1996): The St. Agnes Alumni Association's "Golden Jubilee". Remarks by Gerald F. Merna, 1stLt USMC (Ret.),
(St. Dominic's 1942-1944; St. Agnes 1944-1946).

Photos: St. Dominic's Blauvelt, NY, 1940's: From: Gerald "Jerry" Merna To: Karen and Roberta.

Newsletter: Spring 2005: Art & Gloria Kingsley's Spring 2005 Edition of St. Agnes Alumni Newsletter is posted on our website. [Transcribed as is By Peter Feliciano]

Bio: Frank Jacob Rosenstine: Frank's daughter, Lori Carpenter, worked with her Dad to put together his Biography, now posted on our website. From the 4th to 8th grades, Frank was at St. Dominics in Blauvelt, NY. Like many "House Kids", he transferred to St. Agnes in Sparkill, NY and attended Tappan Zee High School in Piermont, NY.

Alumni Family and Friends: is Under Construction! Development of this new section of our alumni website is moving along and is approx. 50% completed. When finished, every Alumni that has at least one article posted on our website, will have their own "Alumni Family and Friends" section. Each Alumni (or Friend) will have a Family Index webpage to call "Your Own HomePage". Your Family Index webpage will contain links to all your stuff, regardless of where they are posted on our St. Agnes Alumni website. We encourage you to submit articles for posting in your section. Your submissions can also be articles about your friends, in effect making your section "Your Very Own Website".

Please note that until construction is completed, I will be breaking down links and creating new links. As you browse our alumni website, you may encounter "broken links" or "missing links" to articles that should be posted on your "Family and Friends" Index webpage. If you encounter problems with links, please email the URL or a description of the "broken links" or "missing articles" to Web Designer: David T. Feliciano

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