FORT STEWART, Ga. - For many of us, our fathers are our heroes. We appreciate them for their love and guidance. A good father, or father figure, can set the example of strength, honor, selfless service, respect and responsibility.

On June 17 we will celebrate our fathers who helped us catch our first fish, who taught us how to ride without training wheels and how to hit our first baseball without the tee. We cherish these memories of moments inspired by dads' that helped mold us into the men and women we are today. This Father's Day, rather than purchasing a new tie, you may opt to revisit the past while making new memories with dad. Here are five ways you can spend Sunday.

1. Write a short letter or a poem about a specific memory you cherish about your father. Read it to dad on Father's Day and then share other moments you may both remember.

2. Look back at old photos in the Family album and talk about the stories each one tells. Then capture a new Family moment on camera and add it to the last page of the album.

3. Make a short tribute video or slide presentation of your father's life. Scan old photos, add background music with his favorite tunes, and watch the mini-movie together.

4. Take dad on a bike ride or a hike or maybe even out for a round of golf. Spend the quality time talking to dad about your first dance lessons or football games he helped coach.

5. You can go to a nearby park or the beach and pack dad's favorite picnic foods. Your heart-to-heart conversation at the park will be just as fulfilling as the meal you specially prepared for him.
However you choose to spend Father's Day, make it memorable -- just as dad has made your life memorable for you.

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