Father's Day is celebrated on third Sunday in June in many parts of the world. In 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd thought up the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon.
When her Mother died, Sonora's Dad had raised her to adulthood. She knew all the sacrifices he made for her and saw him as a courageous selfless and loving man. Sonora wanted her Dad to know how special he was to her, so she went to work on a national day to honor all Fathers. The very first Father's Day celebration was held on her Father's birthday, the 19th of June, 1910.
In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. President Nixon, in 1972, established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. Roses are the Father's Day flowers: red to be worn for a living father and white if the father has died.
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I recently found a blog which seems to dovetail with Postcard Friendship Friday! Please visit Gemma's weekend Mailbox Meme for some interesting mailbox photos!