Happy Father’s Day

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way” – Unknown. Did you know it took nearly 65 years for the US to make Father’s Day a national holiday? In 1908, Grace Golden Clayton held the first Father’s Day service to honor the hundreds of men who tragically lost their lives during the Monongah Mining Disaster. A year later and across the country, Sonora Smart Dodd came up with an idea to honor her single father. She convinced the YMCA and Spokane Ministerial Association to dedicate a Sunday in June to celebrate fathers. Finally, on June 19, 1910, the first Father’s Day celebration captivated the surrounding areas as well as Washington D.C.. Families around the states celebrated Father’s day unofficially for years until President Nixon passed an act in 1972 that officially declared Father’s Day a national holiday.

Warm wishes this Father’s Day to you and yours from the Cardinal Family.

Read more about Father’s Day here: https://www.almanac.com/forgotten-history-fathers-day