Every year on the third Sunday in June, the United States commemorates dads everywhere for their commitment to parenthood. June 21, 2015 will mark the 44th “official” Father’s Day celebration all across America.
It is a common misconception that Father’s Day was simply used as a supplement to Mother’s Day. It is said that the roots of Father’s Day began in 1908 in Fairfield, West Virginia. Mrs. Grace Golden Clayton wanted to honor the 210 fathers who were killed in a 1907 WV mining accident and for their grieving families. She created a special service, called the Father’s Day Service, in remembrance of those who lost their lives in that mine.
President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation in 1966 honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. The holiday actually became official when Richard Nixon signed a resolution that permanently established Father’s Day.
I hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day!