ROANOKE, Va. -

Some lucky Dads were recognized on their special day at The Hotel Roanoke this morning.

This is the first time the hotel has catered a brunch in honor of Father's Day.

Normally the hotel, known for its brunch specialties, hosts only a Mother's Day event.

But today was all about dad and those who were treated to a gourmet meal were grateful to be remembered by their families.

The spread is phenomenal and I have to thank my wife, it was her idea to bring me here today and treat me. So far it's awesome. Really an awesome experience," father, Michael Buddie told Your Hometown News Leader.

The 3rd Sunday in June officially became Father's Day after President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.