Happy Father’s Day!

Father and Son in Greenbelt, Maryland, 1938. Picture by Marion Post Wolcott.

The idea for Father’s Day came from Sonora Dodd, who was raised by her father after her mother died in childbirth. Thanks to her campaigning, her town of Spokane, Washington celebrated Father’s Day in June 1910.

In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson named the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day. And in 1972, President Richard Nixon made LBJ’s proclamation permanent.

Happy Father’s Day!


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