U.S. Representative Edolphus “Ed” Towns (NY-10) released the following statement on Father’s Day 2009:
"Father’s Day is a reminder of the blessings of fatherhood and the joy that being a father brings to our lives. As the father of two, I take tremendous pride in my children and their many accomplishments. Today is also a day to say 'thank you' for all the support, love and encouragement that fathers give us. I wish all the fathers in Brooklyn a very Happy Father's Day, and encourage all of us to spend time today giving thanks for the many gifts of family."