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Father's Day is Celebrated

 

June 20, 2018



It only took 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day a National Holiday in the United states. Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, who was a single parent who raised his six children by himself. However, it was not until 1972 when it would become official.

It was Senator Mike Mansfield of Montana who carried the bill making Father’s Day Official.

What makes your father so special? Why does he deserve to have a Special day just for him?

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