Sunday, September 7, 2008

Respect Your Elders

Nana and Papa, Gama and Gampa, Mamaw and Pappy. Whatever you call them, you can't help but love them! National Grandparents Day is a United States secular holiday celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. The official song of National Grandparents Day is "A Song For Grandma And Grandpa" by Johnny Prill. The official flower is the forget-me-not.

The history of Grandparents Day can be traced back to the first national Grandparent's Day in 1978. With the efforts of Marian McQuade, she has been recognized nationally by The United States Senate, in particular Senator Alphonse D'Amato, and President Carter as the founder of National Grandparents Day. McQuade made it her goal to educate the young in the community to the important contributions senior citizens have made, and to the important contributions they are willing to make if asked. She also urged the young to adopt a grandparent, not for 1 day a year, not for material giving, but for a lifetime of experience and caring just waiting to be shared with others.*

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* Thanks again, Wikipedia!

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