national-grandparents-day

Plan a Day Out with Your Grandparents


National Grandparents Day

Very few people in life are as special as your grandparents. National Grandparents Day always takes place on the first Sunday after Labor Day, and this year it is celebrated on Sept. 10. The purpose of the holiday is to honor grandparents, giving grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children, and to help their grandchildren become aware of the strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.

 

While holidays such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day have apostrophes, National Grandparents Day does not. The intention was not for the holiday to belong to grandparents. Rather, it’s a day to celebrate with the entire family and connect with generations while honoring grandparents and their legacy.

 

For those interested in the origin of this holiday — the idea was initiated at a grass roots level by Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade from West Virginia, who happened to have 43 grandchildren. President Jimmy Carter made it a national holiday in 1979 when he signed a proclamation that said, in part:

 

“Grandparents are our continuing tie to the near-past, to the events and beliefs and experiences that so strongly affect our lives and the world around us. Whether they are our own or surrogate grandparents who fill some of the gaps in our mobile society, our senior generation also provides our society a link to our national heritage and traditions.

“We all know grandparents whose values transcend passing fads and pressures, and who possess the wisdom of distilled pain and joy. Because they are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations.”

 

So how will you celebrate your grandparents this year? If you’re looking to do something really special, renting a limo is always a good idea! After all, what better way to pamper people who have given you a lifetime of love and support?

 

You could arrange for a ride to and from a favorite restaurant location, or take an outing to a nostalgic or special location for a drive down memory lane. Have your grandparents ever taken a ride in a limo before? Perhaps this ride will help them recount a great celebration of the past, or they will recall other important vehicles of their past, including the first vehicle they owned, the car used on their wedding day and the vehicle they drove home in after your parent was born.

 

All our limos are well maintained with professional drivers at the wheel who can work with you if special assistance or additional instructions are needed. We’re happy to help create new, happy memories as your grandparents ride around in style.

 

JocelynSexton

Jocelyn Sexton is a marketing and corporate communications professional with more than 15 years of writing experience. She is a passionate storyteller and has worked in a variety of industries, including a stint in state government where she worked to promote Texas food with the Department of Agriculture. She earned an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has an undergraduate degree in Journalism-Public Relations from the University of North Texas.

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