Celebrating Grandparents Day

Forget-Me- Not, the official flower of Grandparents Day

Did you know that Grandparents Day has been celebrated since 1978? It was first originated by Marian McQuade, from West Virginia. A grandmother of over forty grandchildren herself, whose intent was to bring cheer to lonely senior citizens in nursing homes as well as encouraging grandchildren to connect with the rich history and wisdom that their grandparents could offer.  What started as a simple gesture by Mrs. McQuade led to an entire day of  recognition for grandparents. In 1978, there was a proclamation by President Jimmy Carter for National Grandparents Day and was designated to be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day, in the United States  and in many other countries its celebrated on various days of the year.

There are hidden treasures deep within the hearts of many senior citizens that are just waiting to be discovered. We should value our natural treasures and cherish them, whether they’re related to us or not, because the discovery period is for a limited time only.  Don’t forget them.


Image courtesy of Flowersociety.org


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