We Love Our Dads, But Not as Much as Our Moms

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Posted: Jun 17, 2022 12:01 AM

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Sunday, June 19th is Father’s Day in the United States. Father’s Day became an American national holiday in 1972 yet traces its roots back to July 5, 1908 at a church in West Virginia which, according to the history channel.com, sponsored the nation’s first program specifically honoring fathers. The church dedicated its Sunday sermon to the memory of 362 men who had died the previous December in an explosion at the Fairmont Coal Company’s mines in Monongah, West Virginia. Others say it began in 1910 in Seattle, Washington as the West Virginia church celebration of fathers was a one-time event. 

Fathers come in all ages, shapes, sizes, ethnicities, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds.  There are fathers worth billions of dollars and fathers who would be challenged to rub two dimes together.  What is most important on this day of great honor is we are paying tribute to a person who it is safe to say we would not be who we are today

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