Many people of the United States and Canada celebrate Fathers Day as a day to express gratitude and appreciation to their fathers by giving them presents or greeting cards. Father’s Day comes on the third Sunday in June. This year Father’s Day falls on June 20, 2010.
Father’s Day was started in 1910 by Mrs. John Dodd of Spokane, Washington. The custom spread throughout the United States and in 1936 a national Father’s Day committee was formed. Headquartered in New York City, the committee annually selects a Father of the Year. Some of the fathers who have won this title are Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Harry S. Truman.(IM)