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National Grandparents Day

September 12, 2021

Grandfather carrying grandson on his shoulders

Each year on the Sunday following Labor Day, America observes National Grandparents Day and their special bond with their grandchildren.

In February 1977, the U.S. Senate introduced a joint resolution requesting that the president “issue annually a proclamation designating the first Sunday of September after Labor Day of each year as National Grandparents Day.” Congress passed the resolution on August 3, 1978, and President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation. According to the statute, the day’s purpose is “to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.”



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