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We the People…
We petition the Obama administration to
Have the President proclaim the second Sunday in June as “Children’s Day” in the United States.
A new petition has been created on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and you can make a difference. Will you add your name to the petition? Can you also spread the the word about this drive? If this petition gets 100,000 signatures by June 03, 2013, the White House will review it and respond! Those 13 and older can participate in the petition drive.
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Children’s Day observations in the United States predate both Mother’s and Father’s Day. The 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.; and Vancouver, Wash.; 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.
Photo left: 2012 Children’s Day at First Presbyterian Church, Aurora, Ill.… Family Ministries Director Sue Hartmen shares a 2012 Children’s Day message with FPC children..
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 (2013 - June 9) in the United States, by giving faith, hope, love, and commitment to our children.
Photo Right: Aurora (IL) Kiwanis Club member John Ross and Club President Mavis Bates display Governor Pat Quinn’s 2012 Proclamation for “Children’s Day” on Sunday, June 10.
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.
Photo left: 2011 Children’s Day at First Presbyterian Church, Aurora, Ill.… Senior Pastor Jeff Moore and John Ross display the 2011 Children’s Day Proclamation from the City of Aurora and Mayor Tom Weisner.
Photo right: John Ross, Children’s Day advocate, joins his neighborhood children (Jocelyn Castellanos, Christopher Dorado, Tomas Dorado - with proclamation, and Jaclyn Castellanos) in displaying 2011 Batavia proclamation.
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Feature: Children’s Day song