Area schools honor grandparents

by By Josie Fox

Area schools recently held special celebrations for Grandparent’s Day, which was Sunday, Sept. 9.

Grandparent’s Day was passed by Legislation on Aug. 3, 1978 and signed by then president Jimmy Carter.

The bill proclaimed the first Sunday following Labor Day as National Grandparent’s Day and the secular holiday has been celebrated in the states since that time.

“The elders of each family have the responsibility for setting the moral tone for the family and for passing on the traditional values of our Nation to their children and grandchildren,” Carter said when signing the proclamation.

Rightly so, the U.S. National Grandparent’s Day flower is the forget-me-not, which generally blooms in the Spring.