The earliest recognition of Father’s Day was observed on July 5, 1908, by Grace Golden Clayton, who arranged a Church service to honor all fathers, in memory of her father who was a Methodist minister in West Virginia.
Afterwards, another event was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington by Sonora Louise Smart Dodd. In honor of her father, a Civil War veteran, William Jackson Smart. Her strived in a petition was eventually supported by the Young Men's Christian Association. The YMCA. The beginning of Father’s Day as we know it today.
Observe, both occasions for the case of Father’s Day were led by women who acknowledge the role and the importance of fathers. Not because they are lesser than the men, but when common sense for the natural order of life and living is upheld, great things happen. Secondly, observe closely, the two men acknowledged. One was of moral integrity, with spiritual values, a preacher. The Second man was that of a true grit, a hero, a patriot, and a veteran.
When these simple bedrocks for society are forsaken, being a man and a father become offensive to the masses. Wherein our young boys are without an identity but become drunk with emotions without logic. Inclusiveness, but without a purpose. Purposeless without true affection. The many problems of today. Nevertheless, it takes one solution to solve many problems. And on this day, we acknowledge the fathers and the boys, the future men, and the fathers for tomorrow.
Happy Father’s Day.
A father that is an honorable gentleman is an example to behold, and it is he who rises to the occasion for those he watches upon. In his hand lies their foundation, for therein, he relies on the Lord, through faith, for the impartation of morality and responsibility for the future.
Fathers, hold her up high now, lest she be held low tomorrow, by the wrong hands