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Grandparents Day is Sept. 11

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Posted: Friday, September 9, 2011 5:00 am

(SPM Wire) It’s only been in existence in America since 1978, but National Grandparents Day has been increasing in popularity each year.

This year, it will be celebrated on Sept. 11 by families nationwide.

The holiday was founded by Marian McQuade, The West Virginia housewife was motivated by a desire to educate young people about the important historical contributions made by seniors. She also sought to come to the aid of lonely seniors in nursing homes.

In a fitting tribute, the official flower for Grandparents Day is the Forget-me-not!

Interestingly, the first Grandmother’s Day is said to have been celebrated in Poland in 1964.

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