The world's first Father's Day was born in the United States in 1910.In 1909, Mrs. Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, living in Spokane, Wash., came home from her church's Mother's Day service and thought,"Why doesn't the world have a day to honor fathers?"
Mrs. Dodd's mother died when she was 13, leaving six children;Mrs. Dodd's father, Mr. William Smart, raised his six children on his own on a rural farm in eastern Washington state.After the death of his wife, Mr. Smart, a veteran of the American Civil War, decided to give up and bring up his six children.
Mrs. Dude is the second eldest child, the only girl in the family. The careful nature of women makes her more aware of her father's hard work.Mr. Smart works hard during the day and comes home at night to take care of the house and each of his children.After decades of hard work, the children finally grow up, when the children are looking forward to letting Mr. Smart enjoy his old age, but Mr. Smart because of years of overwork and died of illness.
In 1909, the year of Mr. Small's death, Mrs. Dodd missed her father very much after attending the church's Mother's Day Thanksgiving service.It wasn't until then that Mrs. Dodd realized that the love and effort her father put into raising his children was no less than any mother's.
Mrs. Dodd told the Rev. Rasmus, the church's pastor, how she felt about her wish for a special day to honor the great Mr. Smart and to honor great fathers all over the world.
After hearing Mr. Smart's story, Reverend Ramas was deeply moved by Mr. Smart's spirit and love. He praised and supported Mrs. Dodd's efforts to promote Father's Day.In the spring of 1910, Mrs. Dodd began a campaign to establish a Father's Day, which soon gained support from church organizations.The mayor of Spokane and the governor of the state of Washington agreed, and the world's first Father's Day party was held in Washington state on June 19, 1910.
In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge supported Father's Day as a national holiday.In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared the 3rd Sunday of June, Smart's birthday, as Father's Day.In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed an official document designating the third Sunday of June as Father's Day in the United States, making it a permanent national holiday.
That's one way of saying that, whatever the origin, all children should say "Happy Father's Day" to their dad ！