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Being thankful for fathers

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According to www.usa.gov, the United States government’s official website, Father’s Day began a little over a century ago while Sonora Dodd, of Spokane, Wash., was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Her father, William Smart, a Civil War veteran and widower, raised six children on his farm by himself. The next year, Spokane’s mayor declared June 17 as the first Father’s Day, choosing the month of June to honor Smart’s birthday.

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