Local fathers celebrating Father's Day

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK)- Father’s Day is a special day for fathers and father figures. A good father can make all the difference in a child's life. He's a pillar of strength, support, encouragement, and some discipline. His work is endless and, oftentimes, thankless.

Families around the world are spending time and giving thanks to all the fathers and father figures. We went out and asked fathers about their special day.

"There's nothing in life more valuable than being a father. I love every minute of it," said Clarke County father Robert Hicks.

"I love the opportunity of being a father. There's trying days and there's tough days, but at the end of the day I wouldn't trade it for anything," Pastor Brad Bakane.

According Wilstar.com this holiday celebrates fathers and fatherhood in general, including father figures such as guardians and grandfathers.