Fathers are monumental figures in our lives and are known for giving great advice. The 17th-century poet George Herbert said that “one father is more than 100 schoolmasters.”
Father’s Day is a celebration honoring dads, granddads and paternal bonds, and in honor of the day we want to know how your dad made an impact on your life by participating in our competition (see details below.)
The day has American roots and was founded in Spokane, Washington by Sonora Smart Dodd.
The first celebration took place on June 19, 1910. Initially, Sonora wanted to honor this day on her father’s birthday - June 5 - but as there was not enough time to prepare, the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday in June, when it is still celebrated.
It was only in 1972 that Father’s Day became a permanent national holiday in the U.S.
In anticipation of Father’s Day on June 16, we want to learn about your favorite memories of your fathers and grandfathers, and the advice they have given over the years.
How did your dad make an impact on you? What words of wisdom did he share that you will give to the next generation?
Let us know by completing the sentence “My father used to say…” in the comments below. One winner will receive a one-year PremiumPlus MyHeritage subscription.
We look forward to reading your memories. How will you be celebrating next week?