Father's Day

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The History Of Father’s Day:

The History Of Father’s Day

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Created my Mrs. John B. Dodd of Washington. Proposed the idea in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. Smart was a Civil War veteran After Smart’s wife died in childbirth he was left with 6 children to raise including a newborn

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Dodd grew up and realized the strength and selflessness of her father The first father’s day was observed June 19, 1910 In 1924 President Coolidge supported the idea and made it a national thing In 1966 President Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3 rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day

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