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National Grandparents Day: September 10, 2023

Press Release Number CB23-SFS.127

From The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 4580—National Grandparents Day, 1978:

“Each American family is similarly shaped and guided by its forebears. Just as a nation learns and is strengthened by its history, so a family learns and is strengthened by its understanding of preceding generations. As Americans live longer, more and more families are enriched by their shared experiences with grandparents and great-grandparents.

“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. They bore the hardships and made the sacrifices that produced much of the progress and comfort we enjoy today. It is appropriate, therefore, that as individuals and as a nation, that we salute our grandparents for their contribution to our lives.”

Key Stats

Source: 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates.

Note: The 2021 ACS stats used in the infographic above are from Table B10058. The 2021 ACS tables are below under “More Stats.”

More Stats

Source: Current Population Survey (CPS), 2022 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates.  

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