The Saturday Post

Tomorrow, Sept. 13, is National Grandparents Day. And contrary to the belief of most cynics (and I must include myself in that group on this particular belief), Grandparents Day was not created by Hallmark as a way to bump up their sales during a slow time of the year.

Nope, chalk it up to the efforts of Mrs. Hermine Beckett Hana, who, in 1961, made it her life's goal to educate the young in the community about the important contributions senior citizens made in the community.

After years of Hermine's valiant efforts, in 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation designating the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The purpose of the day: "... to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer."

Now, that's all fine and good, and it's info that's been clogging up my news feeds and Google alerts for the past week. But what I just learned this morning -- and what I want to pass along to everyone here -- is that, believe it or not, there is an official National Grandparents Day song! It's called, creatively enough, "A Song for Grandma and Grandpa," penned by songwriter Johnny Prill.

And thanks to the wonder of the Internet, I can present to you this cheesy heartwarming video of precious children belting it out for Nana and Papa! Enjoy!