After hearing a sermon on Mother’s day 1910, Sonora Smart Dodd suggested to her Spokane pastor there should be a day for fathers. There was, on June 19. After decades of her promotional effort, observance became routine.
In 1966, President Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, and in 1972 observing Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June became a national law.
I am a father, and I can speak with authority on this subject. On Father’s Day, a hug or a phone call is much more appreciated than the gift of a tie or shirt.
If there is a father in your life, either your own or a friend’s, then you should call them up or reach out to hug them.
Debit and credit – - David Albrecht