Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd was the driving force behind the establishment of Father’s Day in the US. She wanted to recognize the selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent.
It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man.
President Calvin Coolidge first supported the idea of a national Father's Day. President Richard Nixon signed into law National Father’s Day on the 3rd Sunday in June.
Somehow it got lost in Hallmark marketing and tie manufacturing.
Personally, it's somewhat bittersweet for me. My own father died 10 years ago on Father’s Day weekend.
From the heart and for the selflessness and love of fathers everywhere, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer