Attempts were made to make Father’s Day an official holiday by introducing a bill to Congress in 1913. It was approved by US President Woodrow Wilson, however, Congress worried that the new holiday would be too commercialized and so defeated two attempts to formally recognize the holiday.
Stopping just short of issuing a national proclamation, in 1924 US President Calvin Coolidge recommended that the day be observed by the nation. He suggested that states should hold their own Father’s Day observances. His formal proclamation designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day to “establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations.”
Following an accusation by Senator Margaret Chase Smith that Congress had been ignoring fathers for 40 years, in 1956/7 a Joint Resolution of Congress finally gave recognition to Father’s Day.
In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the first presidential proclamation honouring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. But it was not until 1972, when President Richard Nixon made it a permanent national holiday by law.
A present for the investigator dad.
This father’s day why not treat dad to a box set of the hard-hitting drama NCIS.
Season 11 is packed with 24 adrenaline-fueled episodes. In order to protect the USA from biological attacks, hospital bombings and an unpredictable terrorist group known as “The Brotherhood of Doubt”, Special Agent Jethro Gibbs must guide the elite unit from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service through dangerous waters.
Or check out NCIS New Orleans
This spin-off is set in the Crescent City with Senior Special Agent Dwayne Pride in charge.
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