THIS PETITION IS FOR A WORLD WIDE GRANDPARENTS REMEMBRANCE DAY.
There are many days of the year set aside for remembering many wonderful things.
One of those days is APRIL FOOLS DAY - is this more important than a Grandparents day? Grandparents were at one time the parents of the grandchildren%u2019s parents. We loved our children and most of us made many sacrifices to give our own children a good start in life, including love and support.
As parents it may have been difficult at times, because we had many bills such as mortgages, food, schooling etc. to pay and most of us had to work full time. During these times it may have been difficult to devote 100% of our time to our wonderful children.
One day our kids grew up, married, and now have their own children, and they may be experiencing some of the hardships that we had as their parents. However, we are now the grandparents, and for many of us we have all the time in the world to help our kids and their children (our grandkids). It%u2019s like being a parent all over again, but with that 100% time to devote to the grandchildren, which we never had when our kids were growing up.
Most grandparents can also be a financial benefit, not only to our families, but we can help save Governments millions of pounds a year, by being a grandparent and giving our families financial support, for child care. We have no recognition, nor do we have any rights.
I am asking everyone who is a grandparent, and others world wide, to sign this petition that we may have a day to be remembered just like Canada and the US. The US and Canada have a %u201CNational Grandparents%u201D remembrance day every year 13th September initiated in 1995.
%u201CNational Grandparents Day%u201D was sanctioned by Jimmy Carter US President and it would be a great idea that to have this date world wide for National Grandparents day.