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National Senior Citizens Day

Thursday, August 21, 2014

National Senior Citizens Day

When : August 21st

National Senior Citizens Day honors our elderly population. On this day, we are encouraged to recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family and society.

In his Presidential Proclamation (August 19, 1988), President Ronald Reagan said "For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older."

On National Senior Citizens Day, we should:

Spend some time with senior citizens
Show our appreciation for senior citizens
Do volunteer work in support of the elderly
If you are a senior citizen, enjoy your day any way you desire. After all, this is your day! Make sure to take advantage of senior citizens specials and discounts. There's bound to be plenty offers today.

The Origin of National Senior Citizens Day:
On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5847 creating National Senior Citizens Day to be August 21.

There are many, many other "Senior Citizen Days" on various dates around the world. Many countries local communities and organizations have declared or held senior citizen days.

See the Congressional Proclamation of National Senior Citizens Day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1CRAZYDOG 8/21/2014 9:17PM


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AUNTALICE2 8/21/2014 4:54PM

    Thanks for the reminder!! emoticon emoticon

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LITTLEWIND53 8/21/2014 3:52PM

    Some younger people view the seniors as sick or senile, or simply not worth the air they breath so it is nice to be recognized...

They have been through so much, we can learn a lot from the older generations.....

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PMAY0313 8/21/2014 12:23PM


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MARTYLYNN1 8/21/2014 11:41AM


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PLMITCH 8/21/2014 9:24AM

    Playing golf tomorrow and getting the senior discount! WooHoo!

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