Father’s Day

Father’s Day

  In the United States, Mother’s Day was celebrated before anyone thought of giving fathers their own special day. However, it didn’t take long for people to realize they should honor their fathers, also. The Same Idea around the Same Time Folks at the Central Church of Fairmont, West Virginia, held a service to honor fathers on July 5, 1908. Mrs. John Bruce Dodd and her five brothers were raised by her father. She wanted to honor fathers everywhere. Thanks to her hard work, the whole state of Washington celebrated Father’s Day on July 19, 1910. Washington was the first to celebrate the day statewide. A celebration honoring fathers was held in Vancouver, Washington in 1912.  Harry C. Meek spoke to Lions Clubs all over the United States to...

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