The United States is one of the few c。ount。ries in the world that has an official day on which fathers are honored by their。 chi。ldren. On t。he thi。rd Sunday in June, fathers all across the United States are given。 presents, treated to di。nner or otherwise made to feel special.
The orig。in of Father's D。ay is not cl。ear. Some say that it began with。 a church service in W。est Virginia in 1908. Others say the f。irst Father'。s Day ceremony was held in Vancouver, Washington.
Reg。ardless of when the first true Father's Day occurred, the strongest promoter of the holiday was Mrs. Bruce John。 Dodd of Spokane, Washington. She thought of the idea for Father's Day while li。stening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.
So。nor。a wanted a special da。y to honor her father, William Smart. Smart, who was a Civ。il War vete。ra。n, was widowed when his wife died while giving birth to their sixth child. Mr. Smart was l。eft to raise the newborn。 and his other five chil。dren by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington sta。te.
Aft。er Sonora became an adult she realized the selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent. I。t was her fa。ther that made。 a。ll the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, self。less, and loving man。. In 1909, Mrs. Dodd approa。ched her own minister and others。 in Spokane about having a church service dedicated to fathers on June。 5, her father's birthday.
That date was too soon for her minister to prepare。 the service, so he spoke a fe。w weeks late。r on June 19th. From then on, the。 state of Wa。shington celebrated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Children made special desserts, or visi。t。ed their。 fathers if they lived apart.
In early t。imes, wearing flowers was a traditional way of celebrating Father's Day. Mrs. Dodd favored the red rose to honor a father stil。l l。iving, while a whi。te flower honored a deceased dad. J.H. Berringe。r, who。 also held Father's Day celebrations in Washington。 State as early as 1912, chose a white lilac as the Father's Day。 Flower.
States an。d organizations began lobbying Congress to declare an annual Father's Day. In 1916, Pr。esident Woodrow Wilson approved of this。 idea, but it was not unt。il 1924 when President Calvin。 Coolidge ma。de it a national e。vent to “establish more intimate relations between fathers。 and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their o。bligations.”
Since then, fathers had been honored and r。ecognize。d by their families throughout t。he country on the third Su。nday in June. In 1966 President L。yndon Johnson signed a pr。esidential proclamation declaring the 3r。d Sunday of June as Father's Day and put the of。ficia。l stamp on a celebration that was going on for almost half a century。.
When childr。en can't visit their fathers or take them ou。t to dinner, they send a greeting card. Traditionally, f。athers prefer greeting cards that are not too s。e。ntimental. Most greeting cards are whimsical so fathers l。augh when they open them. Some give heartfelt thanks for being there whenever the child needed Dad.
I think my father is a kind man, he love help people, and always forget to do something f。or himself. He。 has a good sence of humo。r, yes, I like that. That always ma。ke us happy.
I think he is a friend of mine. Because he always talk w。ith me. I often feel I am not his daughter but his friend.
I think that my father is a good father and also a good worker. He works very hard. So he can'。t play with me or my mum for long time. He think work will mak。e him happy because work has。 man。y funny. So he alway。s teaches me: do。n't think。 work is a hard thing.
My f。at。her has many hobby. For example, he l。ike reading, and he also like play computer game. He use his。 hobby to realx. He ca。n。 feel very happy if he work, and。 als。o play.
He is a good man, isn't h。e?
MY father！Father devotes all himself to。 our family. As we。 are poor， he always tries his best to support our family and afford the tuitions for my brother and me. For the whole family， for brother and me， he never stops。 working laboriously in the fields throughout the y。ear. Now he ha。s got a wrinkled face and white hair because of excessive hard work， lo。oking much older and weaker than any other person of his age. In spite of all this， father never complains to us.
It is his full devotion that we're。 living a better life now. It is his full devot。ion that both my b。ro。ther an。d I are able to study at college. Father shows much care to us children an。d my mother as well. Whenever there is any delicious food on the table， he ju。st leaves it to us while he takes。 the simple one hims。elf. If my。 brother and I fall ill， he will not hesitat。e a momen。t to g。et some medicine for us or take us to se。e the doctor. My mother suffers a bad disease.
Father looks after her very carefully. He never lets mother do any heavy work both a。t home and in the field. Mother appreciates him m much that she often praises him as a model husband before others. Father is a person full of optimism. He never complains abou。t our poor life. He is never frustr。ated by trouble. He oft。en tells us that everything will be all right if we have enough confidence in life. Due to his optimism， we are all confident to face our life and work.We all think that father i。s not in the least an ordi。nary man. He plays an extraordinary role in my fa。mily. We ca。n't have anything without him.
Now I'm pursuing further studies at college far away fr。om father. I miss him very much. And I often see him in my dreams. His great image is deeply ca。rved in my mind. Dear father I'm so h。appy that I can be with you on that day！ Do you remember tha。t。 w。hen I was 5 y。ears o。ld，I didn't want to go to school ，then you beat me .Naw my lef。t hand is still … But I have never hate you . Do you konw the reason ？
Now，let me tell you： Since y。ou beat m。e，I know that studying is my duty whatever my age is. On top of that，you let me konw I should b。e responsibly. In fact，I。 thank you so much，beacuse you teache me we person shouldn't be lazy！ Dad，I love you！ Happy Fa。thers' Day！
Yours ， little daughter.