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NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS DAY – August 21

National Senior Citizen’s Day - August 21

National Senior Citizen’s Day – August 21

NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS DAY

Each year on August 21 there are various events and activities held, across the United States, in recognition of National Senior Citizens Day. This day was created  as a day to support, honor and show  appreciation to our seniors and to recognize their achievements and the contributions they make to our communities

“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 — places in which older people can participate to the fullest and can find the encouragement, acceptance, assistance, and services they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity.”

CELEBRATE

To celebrate National Senior Citizens Day, spend time with the senior citizens that you know, which may be your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors friends, and etc.   Let them know that they are special, appreciated and loved.  It may also be a good day to volunteer at a retirement home and share your smile with those who may not otherwise get a visitor today.

If you are a senior citizen, check for special discounts and promotions that may be offered at stores and restaurants in your area.

Post on social media using #SeniorCitizensDay.

HISTORY

On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring August 21 as National Senior Citizens Day.  In his Presidential Proclamation, he said:

PROCLAMATION 5847
http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1988/081988b.htm

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5 Responses to “NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS DAY – August 21”

  1. jacquie July 9, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

    this should be National Aunt’s Day also

    • turningpoin857 August 2, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

      Shouldn’t there be a separate National Aunt’s Day?

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