On Father's Day, take a moment to realize and be grateful for everything that fathers do. You can honor your father or a father figure (someone who acts like a father to you).
In 1909, the wife of John B. Dodd wanted a way to pay respect to her father. Her mother died during childbirth and her father, William Smart, raised her and her five siblings alone. When Mrs. Dodd grew up, she saw how amazing her father was and wanted to find a way to thank him.
On June 9, 1910, Father's Day was first celebrated, although it was not made official until 56 years later. In 1966, Lyndon Johnson declared that the third Sunday of June was to be Father's Day every year.
You can give your dad flowers, cards, drawings, pictures, handmade crafts or anything else meaningful to you or your dad. You can cook, breakfast, lunch and/or dinner for your dad. Or, you could go out to your Dad's favorite restaurant or cook his favorite food. Anything special, homemade or thoughtful will show your Dad how much you care about him.
Author: Katie Ransohoff, high school student writer