Happy Grandparents’ Day!
Did you know Grandparents’ Day is on September 13th?
While we honor our grandparents every day, take an extra moment to appreciate all the joy and wisdom that grandparents bring to our lives.
WHY DO WE CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS DAY?
The History of Grandparents Day
Marian McQuade hoped to establish a national day that would honor grandparents, and in 1970 she began a campaign to do so. McQuade raised awareness about senior citizens throughout the 1970s. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter declared the first Sunday after Labor Day to be National Grandparents Day. Each year, the president issues a proclamation to keep the tradition going.
Grandparents Day has both an official flower and song. Both were chosen by the National Grandparents Day Council.
- The official flower is the forget-me-not.
- The official song is Johnny Prill’s “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa.”
Grandma, grammie grandpa, granddad, no matter what you call them, we have a gift for them.