Throughout Grandparents Week, we've been posting celebrity blogs featuring many public figures, athletes, singers, and more who were raised by their grandparents or whose grandparents played a significant role in their lives.
But, did you know that our very own President, Barack Obama, was raised by his grandparents?
In the President's Own Words: “I was raised by a single mom and my grandparents. My grandfather served in Patton’s Army, and my grandmother worked on a bomber assembly line. They didn't have money, but they gave me love, a thirst for education, and a belief that we're all part of something larger than ourselves.”
In honor of the important role grandparents play in our lives, President Barack Obama released a proclamation declaring September 11th National Grandparents Day.
Generations United applauds the President's acknowledgement of this special day, and we thank the administration for honoring grandparents and recognizing their important contribution to our communities and our lives.
We urge the President to continue to work to create intergenerational policies and programs which support grandparents, particularly those who are caring for their grandchildren, because we are stronger together.
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