If you have grandparents, then you should be celebrating Grandparents Day everyday. This said, Grandparents Day falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Usually the day does not come before September 7 and it does not come after September 13 at any given year.
The main aim of Grandparents Day is to bring seniors and kids together and celebrate life. The National Grandparents Day got its nod by a federal proclamation when it was signed by the then president Jimmy Carter in the year 1978. The first Grandparents Day was celebrated on September 9, 1979.
The main objective of this day is to felicitate grandparents, to provide an occasion to meet grandchildren, and shower love and care on them. And lastly, the day is used as a way to assist the children to get to know the role of grandparents in their lives by knowing strength, information and guidance older and wiser people can give.
Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade was the first to think about this celebration. In an interview conducted by a magazine called Wonderful West Virginia in the year 1995, Marian McQuade said that she used to visit her grandmother Maude McClung Dickerson who lived in West Virginia, and accompanied her to visit other seniors in the community. That is how she figured out how caring and lovable older people could be.
A day that was started by a lady, today is a part of the American life. In fact, this day to honor grandparents and to them closer to their grandkids is celebrated by millions throughout the country.
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