Father's Day is on Sunday, June 21, 2009
by, 06-17-2009 at 09:37 AM (1969 Views)
This Sunday is Fathers Day.
Wishing ALL Of The Dad's, Grandpa's,
Father in Law's, Uncles, Stepfathers and Other
Sweet Male Friends ....A Happy Fathers Day !!!
A little history that I found on Fathers Day..
Mrs. John B. Dodd, of Washington, first proposed the idea of a "father's day" in 1909. Mrs. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. William Smart, a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife (Mrs. Dodd's mother) died in childbirth with their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington state. It was after Mrs. Dodd became an adult that she realized the strength and selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent.
The first Father's Day was observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane Washington.
At about the same time in various towns and cities across American other people were beginning to celebrate a "father's day.".
In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father's Day. Finally in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.