Father’s Day Poem for 2015
How and why Father's Day began:
There was a small town in West Virginia which lost over 350 men in 1907. There was an event put together to celebrate the fathers who were killed. Way over on the west side of the country, someone thought that there should be a holiday similar to Mother’s Day to celebrate fathers. In Washington State, in June, someone had a father’s birthday so they celebrated the first Father’s Day. Then the presidents took over.
The President's took over
President Calvin Coolidge supported Father’s Day holiday in 1924. Then President Lyndon B. Johnson made it a national holiday in 1966. It was not until 1972 that President Nixon made it a federal holiday to always land on the 3rd Sunday in June.
About the apostrophe
Why does Father’s Day have the apostrophe before the ‘s’, you may have wondered? Before the ‘s’ it belongs to each individual father. After the ‘s’ it slightly changes. Then it would be a holiday for all fathers as a group.
Father dear, this is meant for you for Father’s Day:
I had intended
To write this sooner instead
Problems delayed me.
This poem is for
You on Father’s Day because
I cannot be there.
I cannot send you a card
We cannot go to dinner.
Some final words:
Since I could not send my father a card or take him to dinner “up there” I wrote him this poem. My intention was to have it written, and published, by Father’s Day but because I began on Friday it was too late.
You see I started having problems with my PC and could not figure them out. I may have done that and gotten the time to write this – and publish it.
So here it is, the new Father’s Day poem for 2015!