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Grandparents Day

Sep 06, 2013
Grandparents Day is a great time to get to know your grandma and grandpa.
Grandparents Day

Every September, on the Sunday (September 8th, 2013) after Labor Day, millions of Americans celebrate National Grandparents Day. It's a day to honor your family, as well as express our love and respect for our elders. This means acknowledging the elderly in nursing homes who have no family or can't be with the ones they love. Find out about this unique holiday here!

Behind the Holiday

The lady behind the holiday is West Virginia housewife, and mother to 15 children, Marian McQuade. In 1970, she started a campaign to set aside a special day for grandparents. She had worked with seniors for many years and wanted them to have their own day. It took three years, and the support of churches, businesses and politicians but Marian got her wish. The first Grandparents Day was in 1973. Then Marian turned to the media to help spread the news about this new observance. Five years and many letters and phone calls later, Grandparents Day became an official holiday.

Things to Do

If you have grandparents, go and spend the day with them this weekend. You can also get them gifts to show your appreciation. If you don't have grandparents, adopt some. There are lonely, elderly people in nursing homes that would love your company. 

Have Your Say

Tell us about your grandparents. Do they try and fatten you up or make you stand up straight? Leave your comment below!

 

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JennyD

JennyD wrote:

It's today!
commented: Sun Sep 08, 2013

ashlyn04

ashlyn04 wrote:

i didn't celebratin grandparents day
commented: Sun Sep 08, 2013

wolfiegal

wolfiegal wrote:

I got up at 5:00 this morning to make them breakfast. They’re the sweetest Gramma and P...
commented: Sun Sep 08, 2013

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