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Parents' Day

July 27, 2014

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Profile America — Sunday, July 27th. This is Parents' Day -- an annual public observance similar to Mother's Day and Father's Day, but not an official holiday. And because it dates only from 1994, not as well known. Its goal is to honor the men and women whose devotion to children strengthens families and society in general, whether they are actual parents or parental figures. Among the activities of the day, "Parents of the Year" will be recognized at local, state and national levels. As America changes demographically, the role of parents remains the same -- to nurture children. Indicative of those demographic changes is the fact that just over half of the nation's children younger than one year are minorities, as are nearly half of America's children under the age of 5. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at <www.census.gov>.

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http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb12-90.html


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | Last Revised: June 27, 2014