Whether you are called dad, pops, father or pa—this day is for YOU!

Father’s Day has been celebrated for centuries in Europe, and began in the United States in 1910 in Spokane, Washington. Ms. Sonora Smart Dodd created the celebration to honor her father, a Civil War veteran, who raised six children on his own.

In 1972, Father’s Day became a national holiday in the United States. It is a day to honor fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the role fathers play in society. Father’s Day is always celebrated on the third Sunday of June—often times on, or close to, the summer solstice—but that’s a post for another day.

Wondering how to celebrate? Here are a few ideas:

  • Enjoy the day by the shore or on the lake fishing (Father’s Day is said to fall on the one of the “Best Days for Fishing” this year.)
  • Go camping (The summer solstice makes this Father’s Day the longest day of the year.)
  • Play a game outdoors, like lawn darts, horseshoes or croquet
  • Attend a local sporting event
  • Do a puzzle or play a board game indoors
  • Have a BBQ or cookout

However you decide to celebrate Father’s Day, we hope you are surrounded by family and you can kick back, relax and enjoy the day.

We wish all the dads a very happy Father’s Day! And thank you for taking on one of life’s toughest jobs!

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