Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

Hey, Everybody,

Give a shout out to Dad today! Even if the two of you don't agree on politics...or his driving makes you crazy...or you're still in therapy because he embarrassed you on prom night in 1969...He's still your Dad! He's a great guy! And, if your Mom hadn't seen something in him back in the day, you wouldn't be here!

Did you ever wonder how Father's Day originated?

Father's Day was only officially made a national holiday in the U.S. in 1972, when President Richard Nixon declared it to be the third Sunday of June. But the holiday actually traces its origins to early 20th-century Washington State.

Inspired by a Mother's Day sermon she heard at church in 1909, Spokane resident Sonora Smart-Dodd—one of six children being raised by a single dad—also wanted to honor her father. She encouraged local churches to institute the first Father's Day observance the following year, and the idea caught on.

So Happy Father's Day, Dad!

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