Happy Father’s Day to Every Father!
Father’s Day Facts
Today is the 100th Anniversary of Father’s Day.
The 1st celebration of Father’s Day was June 19, 1910.
The 1st Father’s Day was in Spokane, Washington.
In 1909 – Sonora Louise Smart Dodd is the woman credited with thinking of the idea for Father’s Day. Her father, William Jackson Smart, had become as single parent when his wife died in childbirth with their 6th child. He then proceeded to raise his six children alone. During a Mother’s Day Mass, the thought came to her that her father and others, deserved recognition.
June 19 was William Smart’s birthday.
In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge supported Father’s Day.
In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the 3rd Sunday of June – Father’s Day.
In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon made an official proclamation designating the 3rd Sunday in June , Father’s Day, a permanent holiday.
According to Hallmark, Father’s Day is the 4th largest card sending day in the United States.
A necktie is one of the most common Father’s Days gifts. (Is it also the most dreaded?)
The Rose is the official flower of Father’s Day. Wearing a red rose signifies a living father; a white rose represents a deceased father.