September 9, 2012 is Grandparent’s Day, also known as National Grandparents Day! A day where we honor our grandmas and grandpas, the people who usually spoiled us or let us get away with anything when we were young. To honor this very special day, here are a few factoids about Grandparents Day:
- It was initiated by West Virginian Marian McQuade who had (together with her husband Joseph McQuade) 15 children, 43 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. She passed away in 2008.
- This was declared a national holiday in 1978 by former President Jimmy Carter .
- National Grandparents Day is celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day
- The official song for National Grandparents Day is “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa” by Johnny Prill The official Flower for National Grandparents Day is the “forget-me-not”
- National Grandparents Day has three purposes, namely:
- To honor grandparents
- To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children
- To help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer
So, let your grandparents know how much they mean to you on this special day just made for them, Grandparents Day!
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