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Grandparents celebrated in national holiday

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(Madison, WI  WKOW)  --  National Grandparents' Day is being celebrated across the U.S today. 

The Congressional Record shows the idea to honor grandparents was introduced officially in February 1977 by a resolution authored by Senator Jennings Randolph (D-WV). His idea was to request the president to "issue annually a proclamation designating the first Sunday of September after Labor Day of each year as 'National Grandparents' Day'."

Congress passed the legislation on August 3, 1978, then-President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation formally designating that day each year.

Many people give flowers, such as Forget-Me-Nots, to commemorate the day.

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