grandparents dayFRANKFORT, Ky. (9/8/13) – Celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, National Grandparents Day was originated by Marion Lucille Herndon McQuade.
 
McQuade was a housewife from Fayette County, West Virginia. Her main motivation of this day was to help the lonely elderly living in the nursing homes. She hoped that it would persuade grandchildren to visit with their grandparents and learn heritage and wisdom from them.
 
Through concerted efforts, McQuade’s campaign went statewide. McQuade and her team went to the media in hopes that they would garner support. Then in 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed National Grandparents Day.
 
Most people celebrate this day with private family parties to reminisce and discover family roots and learn understanding and patience. It also helps with enhancing communications between generations.
 
Amber Averitt
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Eastbound Lane Restriction on I-24 Tennessee River Bridge Set for Thursday

KENTUCKY (5/26/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict eastbound traffic to one lane on the… Read More
1 DOW 18,109.37
-53.62 (-0.30%)    
2 S&P 2,116.01
-7.47 (-0.35%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,083.80
-22.79 (-0.45%)    

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7729

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 7580

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 5625

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3547

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 26, 2015 2851

Mandarin House Gearing Up to Open Soon

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10901

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 7729

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 27, 2015 5625

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 2631

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 1580

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - May 27, 2015

by Crime Stoppers
May 27, 2015 1028

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – May 27,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
May 27, 2015 657

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 487

Anonymous Tip Results in Drug Charges

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 361

Two Vehicle Collision Sends One to Hospital

by McCracken County Sheriff's Department