Fighting for Florida

Happy Father’s Day

As we gather with our loved ones today, I would like to wish you all a Happy Father’s Day. While the work we do in the U.S. Senate is important for our nation, being a good father is even more important for America. The bedrock of a strong and prosperous America starts at home, not in Washington, D.C.

Although my father is no longer with us, the impact he had on my life will forever live on. My father led by example – making sacrifices, working hard, and providing for his children. He came to this country from Cuba with nothing but the American dream. Despite never imagining that his son would one day serve in the U.S. Senate, he knew that in America anything was possible. Just like millions of other fathers across America, he gave my family a better life. Today we pause to thank all fathers for the wonderful and important roles they play in our lives.

Finally, let us not forget the fathers who are serving our nation overseas. Although you may be far in distance, you are close in all of our hearts. It is because of our brave servicemen that we can enjoy the freedom that is America.

To all of my fellow fathers, Happy Father’s Day! May God bless you, and may God always bless the United States of America.