Saturday, June 19, 2010

For Good ‘ol Dad - Meet the 'Mother of Father's Day'

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Sonora Smart Dodd spent more than six decades fighting for the holiday she started

Father's Day turns 100 this year, thanks to the tireless efforts of Sonora Smart Dodd (pictured at right). She spent 62 years drumming up support for the holiday until President Nixon finally made it an official national observance in 1972.

Related story:

Father’s Day marks evolution of Dad

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