Father’s Day Is June 20

It is said that “success has a thousand fathers, while failure is an orphan,” so it is no wonder that many claims are placed to the founding of the successful concept of Father’s Day in the U.S.

The first Father’s Day was observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane Washington. In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father’s Day. Finally in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as a day to honor all men who act as father figures.

This is part of the June 18, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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