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More about Latvia

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Last week I wrote about our trip to Riga, Latvia and described our Consular meetings. It is amazing to me how many people commented about the article, but many did not have any idea where Latvia was. I will take this opportunity to familiarize you a little more with Latvia.

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Canada Day

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This week finds Dr. Ekstrom and I in Riga, Latvia, attending Consul Meetings at the foreign ministry – more on that next week. Today, on the first of July, my mind wanders to Canada as the country where I grew up celebrates its Independence Day, known as Canada Day.

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Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is a special occasion dedicated to honoring fathers and celebrating their influence in our lives. The history of Father’s Day dates back to the early 20th century in the United States. The idea for a day to honor fathers is often credited to Sonora Smart Dodd, who was inspired by the newly established Mother’s Day to create a similar holiday for fathers.

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