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National Grandparents Day: September 13, 2015

Posted: September 1, 2015

Here are some U.S. Census: Facts for Features - In 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation, declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. This day has been celebrated every year since to honor our nation’s grandparents.

The Census Bureau presents statistics about their role in our society. View here to learn interesting facts and data about grandparents from the U.S. Census Bureau.

And just what is Generations United doing to help us get in the spirit of National Grandparents Day (you might ask)? Well, believe it or not, they are holding a “Take a Grandie” contest. What's a grandie? It’s an “intergenerational selfie!” GU is looking for the best ones to highlight through their social media and e-newsletter. They will also announce a winner and special prize the week after Grandparents Day. Why not #TakeAGrandie during a family vacation with someone of a different generation and let the world know by using GU’s hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Click Here for some additional ideas for celebrating Grandparents Day.