Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hug Your Daddy Today=)

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So, Ladies, I hope you are having a fantastic weekend. This is my first scheduled post I've ever done. Hopefully, all goes well=) Today, I will be spending the day with my Daddy and going to see LC's father as well. Just thought you'd like a tidbit on how Father's Day came about. I heard it on the radio and thought it was very interesting.

"Regardless of when the first true Father's Day occurred, the strongest promoter of the holiday was Mrs. Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington. Mrs. Dodd felt that she had an outstanding father. He was a veteran of the Civil War. His wife had died young, and he had raised six children without their mother.
In 1909, the idea of Father’s Day was conceived by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Mrs. Dodd approached her own minister and others in Spokane about having a church service dedicated to fathers on June 5, her father's birthday. That date was too soon for her minister to prepare the service, so he spoke a few weeks later on June 19th. From then on, the state of Washington celebrated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Children made special desserts, or visited their fathers if they lived apart.
States and organizations began lobbying Congress to declare an annual Father's Day. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson approved of this idea, but it was not until 1924 when President Calvin Coolidge made it a national event to "establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations." The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent
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**information credited to livescience.com and homeschooling.about.com

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3 comments:

Lis said...

Thanks for the Dad's day history - so cool!!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! xoxo

Blondie said...

I like the photos, very precious. I hope you had a great Father's day with your dad.

Tara Gibson said...

great post! love those photos

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