Father's Day Through a Proud Dad's Eyes - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/15/03

Father's Day Through a Proud Dad's Eyes

Father's Day is a day set aside to recognize, appreciate, or maybe remember dear ol' dad. Many people celebrate the day with outdoor fun, as a matter of fact, you could smell the barbecue grills all over town on Sunday.

NewsChannel 11 caught up with one dad who explained why this day is special to his family.

Meet Sal Lizama, a father of six. On this Father's Day, Sal enjoyed a day off of work to relax with his family.

"Cooking out and hanging out," that's what Sal Lizama's said his family did on Sunday.

While Sal says Father's Day is special every year, "All Father's Days are special cause the kids you know that's why it's my day," Lizama said, this year it's even more so, "I normally don't get Heather and Christina as much as I've had them lately and that's a lot of fun, cause they are growing up fast."

Sal recently got custody of the two girls for the summer and he says they'll enjoy every minute of it.

"Little girls like to hug their daddies and that's what makes it special," he says.

"He's a great father, and when it comes to disciplining them, he knows exactly how and the kids love him, I couldn't have asked for anybody else," wife Chrystal Lizama said.

Sal's wife, Chrystal, did what she could to make this Father's Day one to remember.

"He deserves it, he's a great Dad," Chrystal said.

And if you take a look around his home, you'll see he's a proud Dad, too.

The first Father's Day was observed on June 19th, 1910 in Spokane, Washington. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a National Father's Day. Then, in 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father's Day.

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