This Sunday is Father’s Day! Even though Father’s Day was first commemorated in the United States in 1910, it didn’t receive an official presidential proclamation until 1966, courtesy of Lyndon Johnson. He declared the third Sunday in June be set aside for honoring the fathers of America. In 1972, more than 60 years after the first celebration was held in Spokane, Washington, Richard Nixon signed the federal law that made it a permanent fixture on the American Calendar.
So thank your dad or remember your dad this weekend. Because life doesn’t come with an instruction book… we have fathers!