Grandparents Day 2013 Celebrated By Obama, But Younger Generations Don’t Know It Exists

Grandparents Day 2013 is being celebrated by President Obama.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, National Grandparents Day is celebrated annually.

Jimmy Carter signed National Grandparents Day into law as a United States national celebration in 1978. The proclamation stated Grandparents Day would fall on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Grandparents Day is intended to celebrate the contribution grandmas and grandpas make to families and society as a whole.

Grandparents Day 2013 is being celebrated via an Obama proclamation:

“On National Grandparents Day, America pauses to honor the bedrocks of our families and thank every grandmother and grandfather for their immeasurable contributions to our country…. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 8, 2013, as National Grandparents Day. I call upon all Americans to take the time to honor their own grandparents and those in their community.”

Reports say National Grandparents Day 2013 is not being celebrated like it used to be. Elementary schools will probably honor National Grandparents Day 2013 but otherwise even gift, card, and flower shops do not promote it.

Some say the reason National Grandparents Day 2013 is not being celebrated like it used to be due to the economy. They say it “seems that no one is really doing anything for grandparents.” The younger generation often does not even know National Grandparents Day even exists. For example, this writer did not know about it until this morning.

How do you plan on celebrating National Grandparents Day 2013?