Remember dads next Sunday and throughout the year

  • Flowering anthurium plants in an attractive container are a great way to show your love for the fathers in your family. (Voltaire Moise/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Father’s Day is coming up next Sunday, June 19. This day has been celebrated for over one hundred years in the United States. It was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd in Spokane Washington at the local YMCA in 1910. Her father, William Jackson Smart was a Civil War veteran who raised his six children as a single parent. In Catholic countries of Europe it has been celebrated as St. Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages.