Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Father’s Day & Fatherhood
June 10 : 11 days till Father’s Day
Did you know that the concept of Father’s Day was first proposed in 1909 by Washingtonian native Mrs. John B. Dodd?
Her inspiration for the holiday was to honor her own father, William Smart, a Civil War veteran and single dad, widowed when his wife died in childbirth with their sixth child.
Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life – whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or “Big Brothers.” So join our Father’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Father’s Day on June 21st!