Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day, June 16, 2013

Library of Congress, Wise Guide."Honor your Father at least once a year", 6/2003."In June of every year, we honor fathers. The first Mother's Day was celebrated in 1914, but a holiday honoring fathers did not become official until 1966, when President Lyndon Johnson declared that the third Sunday in June would be Father's Day. President Richard Nixon made this proclamation permanent in 1972. But this doesn't mean that the holiday was not celebrated before this time.
Enjoy your special day, June 16, 2013 !

"I can do that?"
The idea for Father's Day is attributed to Sonora Dodd, who was raised by her father after her mother's death during childbirth. While listening to a sermon at church on Mother's Day, she thought about all her father had done for her and her siblings and decided fathers should have a day, too. Because Dodd's father was born in June, she encouraged churches in her area, Spokane, Wash., to honor fathers that month.  The first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane in 1910." 

Related - Whitehouse, President Obama's Father's Day Address, 6/16/13, video 3:16 minutes, "Weekly Address Celebrating Father's Day weekend "  President Obama discusses Father’s Day and notes that nothing substitutes for the love and support of the presence of a parent in a child’s life."

Collection of related articles and videosHuffington Post, Father's Day, 6/16/13.  Be sure to check-out "Even Darth Vader gets to celebrate Father's Day", also on you tube, 40 seconds.  "LEGO issues an important reminder that Father's Day is the time to forgive Dad's Dark Side and possibly eat some cotton candy."   

Note:  photograph from Parents are, "Happy Father's Day graphic from Dressed TO AT

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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