Although originally proposed in the early 1900’s, it wasn’t until 1966 that President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, naming the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Six years later, President Richard Nixon made the day a permanent national holiday which we have celebrated since. Although fathers do not seem to generate the same sentimental reaction that their counterparts do, we still love to let them know how we feel about them on this special day.
Over the years, we have heard some interesting stories about some equally interesting fathers. To celebrate this Father’s Day, we have assembled a few of our favorites.
Although George Washington never had children of his own, he did adopt his wife Martha’s two children from a previous marriage.
A.A. Milne’s classic “Winnie the Pooh” was a story based on his son’s favorite stuffed animal. The name came from two sources – Winnie was the name of a bear at the London Zoo, where the pair liked to visit; and “Pooh” was the name of the boy’s pet swan.
The only father-daughter collaboration to hit #1 on the Billboard pop music chart was the 1967 hit single “Something Stupid” by none other than Frank & Nancy Sinatra.
Dick Hoyt has helped his son Rick, who has cerebral palsy, finish hundreds of marathons and triathlons. This super-dad pushes, pulls, and carries his son across the miles in a truly heroic act of love.
Although he might not make the news, we know your dad is extra-special too. How can we help to celebrate him this Father’s Day? Whether you choose a unique succulent garden to add sophistication to his office; a flowering plant with a Seattle Seahawks balloon to acknowledge the best team, or a gourmet basket to feed his cravings – Stadium Flowers has the gifts that are sure to tell him how loved he is, today and every day.