In 1978, then-President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation officially recognizing what we all now know as Grandparents’ Day. “I urge each citizen to pause and to reflect on the influence his [sic] grandparents have had in shaping his own destiny, and on the legacy bestowed upon our contemporary society by his grandparents’ generation,” scribed Carter.
And at Northeast Delta Dental, it is this very influence our grandparents carry, that gives us cause to not only honor their contributions to society, but mirror the ways in which they’ve helped us navigate and change our world, through oral healthcare, for generations to come. We could not serve our ever growing and myriad of communities, without recognizing the foundation of our resolve and core values.
“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,” shared Carter.
We invite you to join us in celebrating your grandparents. Whether that’s through a virtual hangout, a socially distanced outing, trying something new together, encouraging your children to participate in “Bring Your Grandparents’ to School Day,” or simply seeking out their time to learn more about the world through their eyes. Our grandparents are so important to where we’ve been, and they’re even more essential to where we’re headed.
Learn more about the history of Grandparents’ Day.