Don’t forget to honor dad this Sunday…Just where did the idea for Father’s Day come from? Click here to find out!
Mrs. John B Dodd of Spokane, WA, came up with the idea for Father’s Day back in 1910. Spokane’s mayor, who proclaimed the day to be June 19, embraced it.
Actually, Sonora Dodd thought of the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Sonora wanted a special day to honor her father, WILLIAM SMART. He was a Civil War veteran who lost his wife while she gave birth to their sixth child. He was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington state.
After Sonora became an adult she realized the selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent and wanted to honor that parental sacrifice. Since he was born in June, she chose to hold the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane, where she lived, on that 19th of June in 1910.
This year it falls on June 20th, which happens to be this Sunday…Don’t forget to honor your dad…and remember, all he really wants is a Home Theater System!