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Flowerama Columbus has every thing you need for celebrating Father’s Day!
In 1908 an observance honoring fathers was held. This day grew out of the mourning for the father of Grace Clayton. Her father along with children of 250 other fathers was killed during a mining disaster in West Virginia. Grace asked the pastor Robert Webb to honor all of the fathers lost. This observance did not have influence outside of the small town that Grace was from but in later years a growing trend began.
Jane Addams from Chicago proposed a Father’s Day celebration in 1911 but it was rejected. Then in 1912 a celebration for Father’s Day was held in Vancouver Washington influenced by a Methodist Pastor by the name of J.J. Berringer.
Then in 1915 a man by the name of Harry C. Meek, who was a member of the Lions Club, said that Father’s Day was his idea. He wanted Father’s Day to fall on the third Sunday in June as that was his birthday. The Lions Club International went along with him and named him the “Originator of Father’s Day”. Mr. Meek continued his quest to promote Father’s Day as an official holiday.
By 1916, President Woodrow Wilson had received sufficient requests for a special day to honor all Fathers. He went to Spokane to speak at a Father’s Day celebration and suggested in his speech that this day be recognized as a federal holiday. However, when the concept reached Congress it was denied. The majority of the members in Congress were concerned that it would become too commercialized and the true meaning would be all about companies profiting.
Calvin Coolidge, another US President, suggested a recognition for Father’s Day in 1924. Then in 1957, Senator Margaret Chase Smith got very serious by claiming that Congress had been ignoring fathers for over 40 years while only honoring mothers. Finally in 1966 the first proclamation of Father’s Day was issued by President Lyndon B. Johnson. It was declared that the day to honor all fathers would be the third Sunday in June. This became a permanent holiday in 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed it into law.
There are other great examples of people promoting Father’s Day. One such example was the case of Sonora Dodd. Her father had fought in the civil war and became the single parent of six children. She organized a Father’s Day celebration at the local Spokane YMCA in 1910. Then she went off to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and her cause faded.
By the 1930’s Sonora returned to the city of Spokane and took up the initiative again. She had the backing of the Father’s Day Council. This group was founded by New York Associated Men’s Wear Retailers. As you might imagine they were influential with the manufacturing companies that produced such items as ties, tobacco pipes and other traditional men’s gifts.
As you shop for gift ideas this Father’s Day on June 21st, please visit the floral designers at Flowerama Columbus. We have lovely, flowers, plants and gift baskets that any father would be happy to receive!
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Flowerama Columbus has a long history of providing the best flowers in Columbus. From our first store opening on June 23, 1990 to our four convenient locations in the Columbus area today located in Columbus, Ohio, Reynoldsburg Ohio, Westerville Ohio and Whitehall Ohio you will receive the best floral products and the most professional service provided. No matter what your need, our convenient online ordering system available by logging into Floweramacolumbus.com also offers same day delivery of fresh flowers and roses across town and throughout the United States! Orders that are placed on line or over the phone will be processed immediately and filled through the local Flowerama store or through the Teleflora network of fine florists.
Please let us assist you with the perfect gift for your wonderful father on this Father’s Day June 21st. Thank you as always for reading our blog.