National Grandparents Day, Sep.13th

Today is celebrated as National Grandparents Day.

The impetus for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation was to champion the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

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  1. indravadan g vyas said

    great tribute to grand parents in the form of a song.i had no idea about the day,i am a proud grand pa of seven wonderful grand children and they love me a lot ,little more than i love them.
    i am blessed.
    thanks binaben,
    igvyas

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