Where Did Father's Day Come From?

Real Estate Agent with The HBH Group (Keller Williams affiliate)

origins of fathers day,happy fathers day,fathers day holiday,who created fathers day,national holiday fathers day, mrs john b dodd fathersThe idea of a Father's Day holiday was first concieved by Mrs. John B. Dodd, of Spokane Washington in 1909.  She wanted an honored day to remember her father William Smart, a Civil War veteran.  He was widowed after his wife died in childbirth with their sixth child.  As a widower. he single-handedly raised their children on a farm in eastern Washington state.

Mrs. Dodd desired to have this holiday celebrated on her father's birthday, the first Sunday in June however the Spokane council couldn't get that to pass and designated the third Sunday in June as the day for the city's celebration on the holiday.  At about that same time, many towns and cities across the country were celebrating similar days, most in June as well.  In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge backed the idea of a national holiday for the same purpose, but it was not until 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson actually signed a proclamation officially declaring the third Sunday in June as the national Father's Day.

origins of fathers day,happy fathers day,fathers day holiday,who created fathers day,national holiday fathers day, mrs john b dodd fathersThe official flower of this holiday is the white or red rose just as is true for Mother's Day. Mrs. Dodd was the one who suggested that people wear a white rose to honor a father who was deceased and a red rose for a father who was living.

Have a GREAT FATHER'S DAY weekend and thank God for your Father this weekend!

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Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Steve, thanks for sharing this history, and a Happy Father's Day to you. And here I thought the day was created by Hallmark and the other greeting card companies. :)

Jun 13, 2008 03:13 AM #1
Larry Bettag
Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage - Saint Charles, IL
Regional Vice-President

I'm flagging this....this is really good stuff....This is apprapro coming into this weekend. 

Jun 13, 2008 03:18 AM #2
Lori Franks
Real Estate Consultant - Brookings, OR
Brookings, Oregon

Steve- Happy Father's Day and thanks for this post! Very nice trivia that I didn't know and am glad I do now!

Jun 13, 2008 05:38 AM #3
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Steve, you find some good stuff. I knew none of this background.

Jun 13, 2008 10:06 AM #4
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Steve, Good historical blog. I never took the time to do the history of Father's Day. 

P.S. You are right about this being an Apache Server.

Jun 13, 2008 09:52 PM #5
Robert Machado
HomePointe Property Management, CRMC - Sacramento, CA
CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management

And I though Hallmark had invented Father's Day.  Have a good one.

Jun 14, 2008 03:28 AM #6
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I had no idea how it came to be.  So glad you posted this.

Jun 14, 2008 04:00 AM #7
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Hello Steve -- excellent post. Learned something new today and enjoyed every minute doing so. Have a happy father's Day. Regards, C.

Jun 14, 2008 03:17 PM #8
Gary McAdams
GMAC Schwartz Property Sales - Key West, FL

Happy Father's Day to all the Fathers here on Active Rain.

Jun 15, 2008 12:06 AM #9
Bob Cumiskey
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor

Steve - Thanks for sharing the story about the history of Father's Day.  Hope you had a great day.

Jun 15, 2008 02:01 PM #10
Arina Hanciulescu
RealtyPros - Las Vegas, NV

Steve, Thank you for the great post. I was about to write one just like this one about the roots of Father's Day history. It is fascinating story. But I am glad I did not do it because your post is beautiful.

I did wrote an post about the Mother's Day history and what story is behind it... IT IS ALWAYS ABOUT TRUE LOVE. 

Jun 16, 2008 06:50 PM #11
-- Casey Brischle
Columbia Bank - Spokane, WA
Spokane Home Loan Mortgage Professional

You are right Steve!  Spokane!!  Being a new father, I now have a new appreciation for this day! :)

Jun 17, 2008 04:19 AM #12
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