A Father’s Day Tribute to All The Dads


 Did you know that the first Father’s Day was observed in Spokane, Washington, in 1910? Sonora Louise Smart Dodd first proposed the idea of a “Father’s Day” in 1909. Mrs. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, who was widowed when his wife died in childbirth with their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself.

Mrs. Dodd wanted Father’s Day to be celebrated on the first Sunday in June, her father’s birthday. However, the Spokane council couldn’t get the resolution through the first reading until the third Sunday in June. Over the next decade, cities across America began celebrating a day for fathers and in 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father’s Day. It wasn’t until 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day.

In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. This came almost sixty years after Mother’s Day had been proclaimed a National day of observance. Feel free to pay a tribute to your Dad in the comments section. Happy Father’s Day from BrandLove, LLC!

What is a Dad?

A Dad is a person
who is loving and kind,
And often he knows
what you have on your mind.

He’s someone who listens,
suggests, and defends
A dad can be one
of your very best friends!

He’s proud of your triumphs
but when things go wrong
A dad can be patient
and helpful and strong.

In all that you do,
a dad’s love plays a part
There’s always a place for him
deep in your heart.

And each year that passes
You’re even more glad,
More grateful and proud
just to call him your dad!

Thank you, Dad
for listening and caring
for giving and sharing
but, especially, for just being you!
Happy Father’s Day

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