WASHINGTON, June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, JUNE 20: FATHER'S DAY
Profile America — Sunday, June 20th. This is one of the nation's favorite days — Father's Day. However you celebrate the day — a funny card, perhaps a tool he's always wanted, or dinner at his favorite restaurant, it's a day to say thanks to the dads, stepfathers, grandfathers, and other father figures for all they've done for each of us. The observance goes back a hundred years, when Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington, wanted to honor her father who raised six children by himself after his wife died. The idea caught on and spread across the country, but didn't become official until 1966. Across the country, there are slightly more than 68 million men who are fathers. Just under 26 million of them are part of married couple families with children younger than 18. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2010, p. 331l
U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB10-FF.11
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau