[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]

PROCLAMATION 8560--SEPT. 10, 2010

Proclamation 8560 of September 10, 2010
National Grandparents Day, 2010
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

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 communities, ensuring the stories and
traditions of our heritage are passed down through generations. On
National 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. Whether with us when we learn to read or ride a bicycle,
they celebrate 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.
National 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 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.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and
the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 12, 2010, as
National Grandparents Day. I call upon all Americans to take the time to
honor their own grandparents and those in their community.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-