Calling all Fathers to Please Stand Up!

We all want to write something ‘original’ for our blogs. That is what I wanted to do until I read Phil’s post. It resonated so well with my thoughts and I couldn’t help but share it here.

Phil Wall

Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis’ Mother’s Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father’s birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

Fathers, dads….. we are honored with a very special day once a year, every year, “Fathers Day”. My question to all dads out there is……

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