We want to wish every father a happy holiday this year!
When is Father’s Day 2017? Did you know that this holiday traces its roots to 1908 and 1910? Father’s Day is always celebrated on the third Sunday in June.
Like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day has a history that goes beyond greeting cards. The first known Father’s Day service occurred at the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South in Fairmont, West Virginia, on July 5, 1908, thanks to the efforts of Grace Golden Clayton. Mrs. Clayton had asked her pastor, Dr. R. Thomas Webb, if a Sunday service could be held to honor fathers. While missing her own dad, who had died in 1896, she especially wanted to have a service in remembrance of the over 200 fathers who had died in the Monongah mining explosion that had occurred a few miles south of Fairmont on December…
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