Grandparents day is a true holiday, not one that is simply manufactured by greeting card companies. As you've likely read in previous posts, we are honoring our grandparents the entire month of September... but today, especially, on Grandparents Day.
In 1979, then President Jimmy Carter officially signed the proclamation creating National Grandparents Day to recognize the 17 million grandparents in our nation at that time. That number has grown to approximately 70 million in the United States alone. In that original proclamation, Carter wrote that because grandparents "are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for the, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations."
Whether they're grammies, grannies, meemaws, papas, or various other traditional or trendy name for the grandparents in your life; I hope you were able to recognize them for the wonderful part of your life they play!