Proclamation Request

Request a Proclamation for Grandparents Day. Contact your Mayor and/or Governor and request a proclamation for Grandparents Day! Feel free to use our sample text below.

Grandparents Day

Throughout our history, American families have been guided and strengthened by the support of devoted grandparents. These mentors have a special place in our homes and our communities.  They ensure the stories and traditions of our heritage are passed down through generations. On Grandparents Day, we honor those who have helped shape the character of our Nation, and we thank these role models for their immeasurable acts of love, care, and understanding.

Grandparents witness great milestones in the lives of their children and grandchildren.  They celebrate our early triumphs, console us when we are distressed, and cultivate our dreams. Through decades of hard work and sacrifice, our forebears have also enabled many of the rights and opportunities now accessible to all Americans. As a country and a people, our grandparents have made us who we are today.

Grandparents help ensure that cultural traditions and timeless values are passed on to future generations.  Whether they are our own or surrogate grandparents who fill some of the gaps in our mobile society, our grandparents also provide our society a link to our national heritage and traditions.  We honor the many grandparents that selflessly step in to raise their grandchildren in difficult circumstances, and these dedicated individuals deserve our community’s respect and support.

Grandparents Day presents a chance to show our profound appreciation and respect for the central roles that family elders play in our lives. The legacy of these selfless caregivers is not only reflected in the principles and the sense of purpose they inspire in their loved ones, but also in their unique ability to reach across ages and enrich the lives of generations of Americans.

Today, our grandparents continue to serve their communities in many ways. Their spirit of service and persistence to leave a better world for the next generation instills in each of us the values of community and compassion and inspires all of us to reach for ever greater heights.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ____________, [Title] of [City/State], by virtue of the authority vested in me, do hereby proclaim September XX, 20XX, as Grandparents Day. I call upon all [insert Community/State] to take the time to honor their own grandparents and those in their community. And I call on all older [insert Community/State] to continue to contribute to their community and country.