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National Children’s Day: Americans Recognize Mother’s Day, Father’s Day… So Why Not a National Children’s Day?

Help spread the word about Children’s Day.

Report by Paula Antolini
April 18, 2015 8:17AM EDT

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The websites www.NationalChildrensDay.us and www.ChildrensDay.us are portals for the expansion and revival of Children’s Day on the second Sunday in June (2015 – June 14) in the United States, by giving faith, hope, love, and commitment to our children.

Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner presents 2013 proclamatioin to John Ross

Photo Above: Aurora (IL) Mayor Tom Weisner presents 2014 proclamation for “Children’s Day” to Aurora Kiwanis Club member and Children’s Day advocate John Ross.

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Americans recognize Mother’s Day, Father’s Day… so why not a national Children’s Day? A day that revives, celebrates, and commits to our children and their future. Committments cards; along with local, state, and national recognition are all part of this day… a day that has deep historical roots in America.

Help spread the word about Children’s Day.

This online petition will be active April 21, 2015 at 3 p.m. (CDT). The petition needs 150 initial signatures to have broad visibility at the White House website. And 100,000 signatures are needed in 30 days for administration action. Those 13 and older can participate in the online petition. So spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Click here for petition drive flyer.

The petition link is …. (unknown until April 21). So check back for the link!

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WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

Have the President proclaim the second Sunday in June (June 14, 2015) as “Children’s Day” in the United States.

Children’s Day observations in the United States predate both Mother’s and Father’s Day. This day to celebrate children dates from the 1860s and earlier.

Since 2007, the governor of Illinois has proclaimed “Children’s Day” on the second Sunday in June. Also such cities as Aurora, Ill.; Batavia, Ill.; Fort Collins, Colo.; Vancouver, Wash.;and other American cities have issued proclamations.

Chase’s Calendar of Events cites Children’s Sunday and notes that The Commonwealth of Massachusetts issues an annual proclamation.

Numerous churches and denominations currently observe the second Sunday in June including the African Methodist Episcopal Church, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

For more information: www.nationalchildrensday.us

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