Today is dad's day.
Oh, we know mom usually rakes in the accolades for her love, devotion and sacrifice, while dad is stuck with bad jokes about wearing ugly ties and hogging the TV remote.
So, in honor of dad's special day, we asked area children and teens, from kindergarten through high school, to create a special tribute to dad.
We asked youngsters in York and Chester counties to create and share with us an original picture of dad in any artistic medium. And we received dozens of submissions that show all kinds of dads.
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He's a Boy Scout dad, a patriotic dad, a fishing dad. He's a suave dad, with fashionably styled hair, or a grinning dad with a stubbled beard.
"Life is Good," announced one crayoned portrait. "American hero," said another. Yet a third said simply, "My Dad."
We chose some of the portraits, with photographs of the dads who are depicted, to publish on this page and on page 2C.
For a gallery of many more images, visit