National Grandparents Day

National Grandparents Day 2014: Sept. 7
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 in
honor of our nation’s grandparents.

7.1 million
The number of grandparents whose grandchildren under 18 years old were living with them in
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table B10050



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