Dads in the Pine Belt are joining their families for annual Father's Day celebrations. Whether it was cooking out, going to the movies or playing sports, fathers were being treated to a day in their honor by their children and spouses.
We caught up with a few fathers and mothers at Hattiesburg's Kamper Park and asked them about this special day for dads.
One Hattiesburg man told us fatherhood was everything to him and it just meant being happy. His wife said Father's Day was important because fathers need to be honored for playing an important role in bringing up children. A 58-year-old father of adult children told us that he's seen many Father's Days and he said it still means a lot to him. And another father said being a father is all about being a good role model for children, whether it's taking them to church or school or being there when they need a dad.
The first Father's Day was held in Spokane, Washington in 1910. It became an official national holiday in 1972.