Happy Father's Day
At a Mother’s Day mass in 1909, a young 26-year-old Sonora Smart Dodd felt inspired to recognize fathers for their role in raising families. Her father William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran, raised his family of six when his wife died in childbirth.
Dodd worked hard to garner support for her idea and on June 19, 1910, Washington celebrated the first statewide Father's Day. In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed the proclamation to make the holiday nationwide into law.
Today, the United States celebrates Father's Day every third Sunday of June.
This Sunday is Father’s Day. It's a time to celebrate the love that our fathers have given us.
Happy Father’s Day!
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