Did you know how #FathersDay came into existence? Let’s take a trip down memory lane and explore the origins of this special day dedicated to all the amazing dads out there!
It all started with a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd from Spokane, Washington. Inspired by her own father, William Jackson Smart, who single-handedly raised her and her five siblings after the death of their mother, Sonora wanted to honor her father’s love, sacrifices, and dedication to his family.
In 1909, she proposed the idea of a day to celebrate fathers, similar to the already established Mother’s Day. With the support of local churches, the YMCA, and the Ministerial Alliance, the first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Spokane.
The idea of Father’s Day gained popularity over the years, and in 1924, President Calvin Coolidge supported the movement to establish a national Father’s Day. Finally, in 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day in the United States.
Today, Father’s Day is celebrated worldwide to appreciate and honor the love, care, and wisdom our fathers have given us. So, let’s join hands and say a big THANK YOU to all the incredible dads out there! Happy Father’s Day!
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