Sonora Smart Dodd, an American woman attending a Mother's Day mass, wanted to honor her father, a Civil War veteran, who took care of her and her siblings. In 1966 Lyndon Johnson signed the proclamation testifying that the third Sunday in June would be to celebrate Father's Day. And in 1972, Richard Nixon signed a declaration making Father's Day a holiday. In this way, Father's Day was a special date to recognize the work of the heroes of the house, who day after day struggle to maintain family unity and provide for the home to support their children. Let us ask God for our parents, alive and/or deceased. Although every day is deserving of our affection, today is an opportunity to recognize, value and thank them for their love and generosity in the mission that God entrusted to them on our behalf.