Fathers Day is coming up next Sunday, June 19. This day has been celebrated for over 100 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.