Grandparent’s Day!

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How did Grandparents Day start?

National Grandparents Day is rooted in the innovative work of two committed and passionate pioneers: Jacob Reingold and Marian McQuade.

Their work culminated in 1978,  when the United States Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. A presidential proclamation was signed by President Jimmy Carter and thus began the observation of this special holiday.

President Obama issued presidential proclamations calling on Americans to “honor those who have helped shape the character of our Nation, and thank these role models for their immeasurable acts of love, care, and understanding.”

How do you celebrate Grandparent’s Day?

Let us know in the comments!


 

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