The origin of Father's Day is not clear. Some say that it began with a church service in West Virginia in 1908. Others say the first Father's Day ceremony was held in Vancouver, Washington. The president of the Chicago branch of the Lions' Club, Harry Meek, is said to have celebrated the first Father's Day with his organization in 1915; and the day that they chose was the third Sunday in June, the closest date to Meek's own birthday!
父亲节的起源尚不清楚。有人说它始于 1908 年在西弗吉尼亚州的一次礼拜。也有人说第一次父亲节仪式在华盛顿的温哥华举行。据说，狮子会芝加哥分会会长 Harry Meek 在 1915 年与他的组织成员一起庆祝了第一个父亲节。他们选择在六月的第三个星期日进行庆祝，那是离Meek生日最近的日子！
Regardless of when the first true Father's Day occurred, the strongest promoter of the holiday was Mrs. Bruce John Dodd of Spokane, Washington. Mrs. Dodd felt that she had an outstanding father. He was a veteran of the Civil War. His wife had died young, and he had raised six children without their mother.
不管第一个真正的父亲节是什么时候发生的，这个节日最有力的推动者是华盛顿斯波坎市的Bruce John Dodd夫人。Dodd夫人觉得她有一个出色的父亲。他是南北战争的老兵，虽然他的妻子早逝，但他抚养了六个没有母亲的孩子。
In 1909, Mrs. Dodd approached her own minister and others in Spokane about having a church service dedicated to fathers on June 5, her father's birthday. That date was too soon for her minister to prepare the service, so he spoke a few weeks later on June 19th. From then on, the state of Washington celebrated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Children made special desserts, or visited their fathers if they lived apart.
1909 年，Dodd夫人在 6 月 5 日，即她父亲的生日那天，与她自己的牧师和斯波坎的其他人联系，讨论了为父亲举行的教堂礼拜。牧师认为6月5日还为时过早，所以他提议在几周后的 6 月 19 日。从那时起，华盛顿州将每年六月的第三个星期日定为父亲节。孩子们制作了特别的甜点，或者如果他们不住在一起，他们会拜访他们的父亲。
States and organizations began lobbying Congress to declare an annual Father's Day. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson approved of this idea, but it was not until 1924 when President Calvin Coolidge made it a national event to "establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations." Since then, fathers had been honored and recognized by their families throughout the country on the third Sunday in June.
各州和组织开始游说国会宣布一年一度的父亲节。 1916 年，Woodrow Wilson总统批准了这一想法，但直到 1924 年，Woodrow Wilson总统才将其定为全国性活动，以“在父亲和他们的孩子之间建立更亲密的关系，并让父亲充分意识到他们的义务”。 从那时起，将父亲节确定在六月的第三个星期日得到了全国各地家人的尊重和认可。
When children can't visit their fathers or take them out to dinner, they send a greeting card. Traditionally, fathers prefer greeting cards that are not too sentimental. Most greeting cards are whimsical so fathers laugh when they open them. Some give heartfelt thanks for being there whenever the child needed Dad.
当孩子们不能拜访他们的父亲或父亲无法带他们出去吃饭时，他们会寄一张贺卡。 传统上，父亲更喜欢不太感伤的贺卡。 大多数贺卡都是异想天开的，所以父亲们打开它们时会笑。 有些人衷心感谢孩子需要爸爸的时候就在那里。
1、On this special day, I want to say I'm proud of you, appreciate all you've done for me and I love you.
2、Thanks for holding my hand when I need it.
3、Wish beloved father good health, great happiness and good luck in everything on the coming Father's Day.
4、Wish you a happy Father's Day and the best of everything.
5、With warm wishes for Father's Day.
6、You have been there when I needed you.
7、You have always been so patient with me.
8、Fathers Day ia a time to remember all the good things that Dad do for us.
9、I love you more than anything else.
10、Thanks for helping me through the tough times.
11、How could I be so lucky to have a Dad like you.
12、All my love to the dearest father in the world.
13、You are the best Dad in the world.
14、Words can't tell how much you mean to us. We wish you happiness on this special day.
15、Your experience and guidance have always been appreciated.
16、Your eyes show sternness, but more kindness and care. Thank you for making me feel important.