Happy National Parents’ Day – How Will You Celebrate?
Every year on the fourth Sunday of July, the nation honors the vital role parents serve in their families and communities by celebrating National Parents’ Day. Nobody is more deserving of appreciation than parents – the ones that give us life. Good parents help their children navigate life and balance letting their kids rise, and providing a safety net when they fall.
Both Mother’s and Father’s days were first officially celebrated in the early 1900s. National Parents’ Day, taking place on July 25th this year, became official in 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in bringing up their children.”
Why have a separate day for Parents when we already have Mother’s Day and Father’s Day? Easy answer.
Parents represent the teamwork it truly takes to care for those in need. No one person can handle all obstacles at all times; we all need a little help when caring for the ones we love.
So how do you celebrate National Parents’ Day? Here are two easy ways to show your appreciation.
Validate The Lessons
Tell your parents that they were right! As children and young adults, it was easy to believe you knew everything you needed to know about the world or defy the wisdom or advice that your parents tried to instill. As you get older and experience life as an adult, you find that your parents were correct more than not, so give them the ultimate gift, a simple “thank you!”
Spend Time Together
When it comes to Mom, Dad, or whoever fills that parental void in life – we could all call them more. Sometimes the best give you can give a person you care about is your time. Experiences last a lifetime and can bring much joy to a person’s life. Whatever your parents love to do, carve out some time and create a new memory. On National Parents’ Day, reciprocate the gift of life that your parents provided you.
As the saying goes – it truly does take a village to raise a child. Metro Transportation would love to be a part of that village, helping to transport your loved ones to and from life’s most impactful moments. They have taken care of us- so we want to help you take care of them. Happy Parents’ Day from Metro Transportation.