With Mother’s Day a few days away… Why not Children’s Day - 05/04/16
(06/02/15) from the Los Angeles Times: In Theory: What do you think of National Children’s Day?
Alaska to establish Children’s Day
(04/22/15) Legislature Makes Second Sunday in June Children’s Day in Alaska
View 2015 proclamations:
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's 2015 Proclamation (Sorry for the delay... coming soon!)
New!! Mayor Tom Weisner of Aurora, Illinois
Mayor Jeff Schielke of Batavia, Illinois
View 2015 legislation:
New!! Alaska legislation setting Children’s Day as Second Sunday in June
2015 news release(s):
Nation Prepares for Children’s Day on Sunday - 06/11/15
Churches and Denominations Support Children’s Day - 06/04/15
With Mother’s Day now past… Why not Children’s Day - 05/18/15
With Mother’s Day a few days away… Why not Children’s Day - 04/20/15
View 2014 proclamations:
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn again proclaims June 8 Children’s Day
Mayor Tom Weisner of Aurora, Illinois &
Mayor Jeff Schielke of Batavia, Illinois
Quincy (Mass.) 6-year-old helps make Sunday a local holiday for kids - The Patriot Ledger
Children's Day in Jay June 7 - GreatLakeNews.com
The Children’s Day Triathlon - Bethseda, Maryland
5 Ways to Empower the Next Generation of Leaders - Helen Keller International
National Children’s Day: Sentimental & silly quotes about children - examiner.com
Huntington, WV Celebrate Children’s Day at Ritter Park (2013 Photo Gallery)
Letters to the Editor
(06/06/14) - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Caring for our kids
(06/07/14) - The Advocate Celebrate Children’s Day
(06/09/13) - examiner.com Happy Children’s Day: Celebrating America's most precious resource
(06/05/13) - Herald News Children’s Day meant to be celebrated
(06/02/13) - Feliciana Explorer Celebrate Children’s Day Sunday, June 9
(05/29/12) - Chicago Sun-Times: Churches could help expand preschool education
Commentary from Rev. Dr. Lillian Capehart: Pray for our children
Now on Facebook… be a fan! Facebook page.
Here are 10 Ideas for America’s Churches on “Children’s Day”
Puzzle & Bumper Stickers:
- Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield,
General Secretary Department of Christian Education, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
- Dr. Helen C. Scott-Carter, Director of Children’s Ministries/VARICK’S CHILDREN, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
- Rudy Ruettiger, motivational speaker, author, inspiration behind the movie RUDY
- Finn Laursen, Christian Educators Association International
- Marlene LeFever, vice president education development, Cook Communications Ministries
- Rev. William John (B.J.) Weber, president, The New York Fellowship
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 (2016 - June 12) in the United States, by giving faith, hope, love, and commitment to our children.
Photo Right: Aurora (IL) Mayor Tom Weisner presents 2014 proclamation for “Children’s Day” to Aurora Kiwanis Club member and Children’s Day advocate John Ross.
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.
An online petition was been started at Change.org.
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
So spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, etc.
The petition link is .... https://www.change.org/p/barack-obama-have-the-president-proclaim-the-second-sunday-in-june-as-children-s-day-in-the-united-states
Have the President proclaim the second Sunday in June (June 12, 2016) 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
Feature: Children’s Day song
Mr. Nicky developed a national Children’s
Day song that was released in 2006 and was revised in 2011.
Hear Mr. Nicky’s “I
Love Being A Kid.” Visit Mr. Nicky at http://www.mrnicky.com.