Commemorating love for parents once a year has become commonplace in our time.
We celebrate the Dads since Sonora Smart Dodd wanted to pay homage to his father, Henry Jackson Smart.
This civil war veteran became a widower when his wife (Sonora’s mother Smart Dodd) died in the birth of her sixth child.
It was on a rural farm in Washington state where Henry Jackson took over the education of six children. Sonora Smart realized that his father had been an example to follow and proposed the date of the birth of his father, on June 19, to celebrate Father’s Day.
The idea of instituting a Father’s Day was welcomed with enthusiasm by many people in various counties and cities, but it was not until 1924 that President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of establishing a national father’s day.
In 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day in the United States.
This holiday is celebrated in most of the American continent the third Sunday of June.
Happy Father’s Day from WedinMexico Team
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