How will you commemorate National Parents’ Day on July 24?
When was the last time you told your parents that you loved them? If you can’t remember, today, National Parents’ Day, might be an ideal time.
The special day was established in 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed Congressional Resolution 36 U.S.C. § 135 into law.
On this day each year, Americans recognize outstanding parents, celebrate the teamwork in raising children, and support the role of parental guidance in building a strong, stable society.
Throughout the nation in almost every state, community leaders organize events to honor mothers and fathers.
At the national level, the Universal Peace Federation sponsors an award ceremony, inviting and hosting state nominees to a Parents of the Year Banquet in Washington, D.C. with members of Congress and other dignitaries.
National Parents of the Year awards are given to parents who exemplify parental love, service, and dedication to their family and to the broader family of their local community.
In this way, America’s moral fiber is supported and strengthened in that most essential place: the home.
July 24 is a popular time for people to send cards and gifts, including flowers, cakes and food hampers, to those who play an important role as a positive parental figure in their lives. It is also a time for families to come together for lunches or dinners. Special tributes to parental figures who are seen as role models are made through local announcements, at church services, or at local community events.
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