Happy Father's Day

-First local Father's Day celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington USA.

-Father's Day was celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June.

-Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, of Spokane, Washington, started in honor of her dad (June 19 her father's birthday), William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran.

-In 1916, US President Woodrow Wilson approved the idea of observing an annual Father's Day.

-In 1966, US President Lyndon Johnson signed presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.

-5th rank in holiday sending cards, $100 million, 7 million cards in United Kingdom.

-Official flower: Roses, red for alive and white for deceased.

-Most gift is necktie followed by hammer and golf club.

-In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed public law that made it permanent.

-3 Ps: Protect, Provide and Peace.

-"I'm a strong person, I'm a strong family man, I'm a strong husband, I'm a strong father." - David Beckham