Grandparents Day Celebration
The History of Grandparents day
National Grandparents Day falls each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. It not a holiday invented to sell cards and flowers. It was initiated at the grassroots level by West Virginian Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, with the behindthescenes support of her husband Joseph L. McQuade. They had 15 children, 43 grandchildren, 10 greatgrandchildren, and one greatgreat grandchild. After being married for over 60 years, Mr. McQuade passed away in 2001. Mrs. McQuade passed away in 2008.