The United States is one of the few countries that has an official holiday to recognize fathers. Maybe the reason is we, as American’s, realize how important having a family is and a father is an important part of the family. Not to say other parts of world have different believes about fathers, but we like to really show how special father's are in our society. So let’s take a closer look at a few of the legends of how Father’s Day began: Legend #1: Father’s Day was started in 1908 in a small church in West Virginia Legend #2: In 1915, the Chicago branch of the Lion’s Club, headed by Harry Meek, created the very first Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June. Legend #3: Vancouver, Washington was the first place to celebrate Father’s Day. This is one of the most passionate legends of the creation of this special day. The Spokane, Washington resident, Mrs. John B. Dodd, felt that her father, a Civil War veteran, should be honored for being a great dad. You see, her father raised her and five siblings on his own after his wife died. To honor her father and other fathers, Mrs. Dodd contacted her minister and other churches around the Spokane area and inquired about having a church service solely dedicated to fathers. She wanted the sermon to be preached on June 5th, her father’s birthday, but it wasn’t delivered from the pulpit until June 19th. The reason for the delay was her minister didn’t have enough time to prepare the sermon. Soon after, churches throughout the state of Washington began celebrating “Father’s Day”. On this special day, children prepared special meals and gave gifts to their dads. This special day soon caught the attention of Congress and in 1916 the idea of celebrating fathers was approved by President Woodrow Wilson. However, it wasn’t until 1924 that President Calvin Coolidge officially recognized “Father’s Day” as a national holiday. So over this special weekend, take time to recognize both family and father’s. Have a great Father's Day Weekend!