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Father’s Day Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, June 15th, 2013 at 6:25 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Don’t forget dear old, Dad; Tomorrow is Father’s Day. While Mother’s Day became official in 1914, Father’s Day was not until 1966, under President Lyndon B. Johnson and President Richard Nixon made the proclamation permanent in 1972. However, it was celebrated unofficially earlier. In Spokane, Washington in 1910 the first Father’s Day was celebrated after Sonora Dodd, who was raised by her father after her mother died during childbirth, advocated for churches in her area to honor fathers in the month of June, the month of her father’s birthday, just as people honored moms on Mother’s Day.