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Depending on which historical version you believe, the origin of Father’s Day was based on the same premise – since there was a special day to honor mothers, father ought to have a day, also.
Sonora Smart Dodd is the name most associated with the origin of the special day. Dodd was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909 when she came up with the idea. Her own father was the inspiration behind the idea. He was a Civil War veteran who raised six children on his own after his wife died.
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