Happy Father's Day

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Holidays.net is one of the places to find the history of Father's Day.  The holiday was proposed in 1909 to honor William Smart, a Civil War veteran who became a widower when his wife died during the birth of their sixth child.  One of his daughters proposed the holiday in recognition of the sacrifices her father had made in raising his children.

The first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington.  Finally, in 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June to be Father's Day.

At any rate--Happy Father's Day!!!

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