Celebrating Father's Day
Do you know when Father's Day became a national observance? Can you guess which female U.S. Senator voiced her support for Father's Day?
In 1957, Senator Margaret Chase Smith (who was the only woman in the Senate at the time) wrote to Congress, "Either we honor both our parents, mothers and fathers, or let us desist from honoring either one. But to single out just one of our two parents and omit the other is the most grievous insult imaginable." Still, it wasn't until 1972 that President Richard Nixon permanently established Father's Day as a national observance.
The National Women's History Project proudly honors all men who personify fathers by encouraging girls and boys to respect themselves and each other and to believe in themselves and their dreams.
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