Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June month every year in many Countries including USA for honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.
This year (2011) Father's Day will be celebrated on June 19th.
The idea of Father's Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington, while she listened to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm.
In United States, the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when the U.S President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day.
Father's Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when the U.S President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.
U.S. President Barack Obama grew up without his dad, and has said that being a father is the most important job he has.
That's why the he is joining dads from across U.S in a fatherhood pledge. And he had published a book for Children.
Barack Obama says,
“Over the course of my life, I have been an attorney, I’ve been a professor, I’ve been a state senator, I’ve been a U.S. senator -- and I currently am serving as President of the United States. But I can say without hesitation that the most challenging, most fulfilling, most important job I will have during my time on this Earth is to be Sasha and Malia’s dad.”
It seems Father's Day is getting more commercial interest in recent years.
Father's Day Gift sales is growing every year.
We have collected lot of Father's Day Quotes and you can send greeting cards for Father's Day from our Great Quotes Site
Watch below the video of few Father's Day Quotes Collection.
Obama's 2011 Father's Day Speech.
Watch below the Viedo of U.S President Barack Obama's Father's Day Address for this year.
You can read below the Transcript of this speech.
Google is showing below Doodle for this Father's Day. Note that this Doodle appears in selected countries only.
Google showed below "Father's Day Doodles" in the previous decade.
June 20th 2010 Father's Day
June 21, 2009 Father's Day
June 15, 2008 Father's Day
June 17, 2007 Father's Day
June 18, 2006 Father's Day
June 19, 2005 Father's Day
June 20, 2004 Father's Day (Global)
June 15, 2003 Father's Day
June 16, 2002 Father's Day
June 17, 2001 Father's Day
June 18, 2000 Father's Day
We can notice that all the Doodles created till 2005 are having "TM" symbol. But this "TM" symbol is NOT there in the Doodles that are created after 2005. I would like to know why Google had removed "TM" symbol from Doodle. If you know any details about this, you can share it thro' the comments.
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