Childhood becomes special when kids get a chance to be with their grandparents, who pamper them by making all their wishes come true. The memories spent with the loving pillars of comfort are cherished throughout the life.
In order to honour grandparents, the National Grandparents Day is celebrated in the United States since 1978 on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This year, the special day for the elders falls on Sept. 11, when the country commemorates the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack that shook the entire world in 2001.
"In our grandmothers and grandfathers, we see a reflection of what is possible with hard work, grit, and determination. Their fight for inclusively and opportunity for all can be seen in board rooms and courthouses across our country, and their efforts helped build the world's largest, most durable economy and strongest middle class," U.S. President Barack Obama said in the presidential proclamation released on Sept. 9.
"This enduring legacy spans generations and will empower innovators and leaders for years to come," he added.
Check out wishes, messages and greetings to be shared on National Grandparents Day 2016:
If nothing is going well, call your grandmother. — Italian proverb
You supported me when my parents were not with me,
You made me a great human being with your advices,
You are world's best grandfather.
Thank you for all your love and care.
Happy Grandparents Day pops/nan
If you're lucky enough to still have grandparents, visit them, cherish them and celebrate them while you can. — Regina Brett, author
Whenever I was down, you showed me your shoulder to lean upon,
Whenever I was happy, you laughed with me,
Thank you for being the most cheerful person.
Happy Grandparents Day.
Knowing more about family history is the single biggest predictor of a child's emotional well-being. Grandparents can play a special role in this process, too. — Bruce Feiler, writer
It was through your stories I learned about the world.
You taught me what is right and what is wrong.
You are the one who gave me courage and strength to face the world.
Thank you dear grandma. Happy Grandparents Day.
My childhood memories of my grandparents are of a wonderful, complementary couple. While my grandfather had a spirited, humorous personality, my grandmother is gentle and poised. — Kristina McMorris, author
When I think of my childhood days, I have so much of memories with you. But when I think of my adult days, I really don't have much to remember about you. Sorry for leaving you alone. Happy Grandparents Day.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. — Alex Haley, writer
You special day is here,
A day for me to thank you abundantly for all the love you showered on me.
Wishing you the greetings of your special day.
Boys and girls, have confidence in the direction and counsel and advice of your parents and grandparents who love you more than anybody else in the world does. — James E. Faust, lawyer.
A million hugs and kisses to my dearest grandparents. I love you both and thank you! Sending you all the greetings of Grandparents Day.
Conversations with my mother, father, my grandparents, as I've grown up have obviously driven me towards wanting to try and make a difference as much as possible. — Prince Harry, Prince of Wales
You loved me more than anyone,
You cared me more than anyone,
You made me feel special every day,
Thank you so much for being so nice to me.
Happy Grandparents Day dear pops/nan
Kids in a home with grandparents are healthier. — Dan Buettner, author
Whenever mother scolds me, you protect me,
Whenever I make mistakes, you correct them,
I am so happy to have a grandma/grandpa like you,
Love you with all my heart.
I was fortunate to be raised by loving grandparents. — Ronnie Milsap, singer
You told me many stories when I couldn't sleep.
You supported me whenever I was in pain.
You helped me in making what I am today.
Thank you so much for being part of my ups and down.
Happy Grandparents Day.