Informative, and General Reading
History of Father's Day
Fathers Day occurs on the 3rd Sunday in June. The idea for creating a day
for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by
the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while
listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.
Having been raised by her father, Henry Jackson Smart, after her mother
died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her
father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his
daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born
in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane,
Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.
In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as
Father's Day. Roses are the Father's Day flowers.
When God Created Fathers
An amusing and inspirational story about fathers.
Father's Day: A Tribute
Today is Father's Day. A day of cologne. A day of hugs, new neckties,
long-distance phone calls, and Hallmark cards.
I'll Always be There for
An inspirational story about a father and son.
Bill Cosby's Fifty Cents
The king of comedy looks at fatherhood.