18 Jul FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Parent’s Day
On July 16, 2018, Mayor Gary Waters of Pelham proclaimed July 22, 2018 as Parent’s Day for the City of Pelham.
This is a great opportunity to further the city efforts in promoting safer communities and healthier families.
In May, we celebrated mothers. In June, we celebrated fathers. It follows that in July, we can bring all our parents together and show them some appreciation all at once. Parents play a vital role in the lives of children. On National Parents’ Day, we honor all parents, who every day, raise up their children in a world that is constantly changing and challenging.
In the United States, Parents’ Day is held on the fourth Sunday of July. This was established in 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution into law (36 U.S.C. § 135) for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.” Parents’ Day is celebrated throughout the United States. On this day each year, Americans recognize outstanding parents, celebrate the teamwork in raising children, and support the role of parental guidance in building a strong, stable society.
The proclamation encourages all citizens to express their love, respect, and appreciation to parents across our City and join together in observing this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. Join us on Kids Night at Texas Roadhouse to celebrate Parent’s Day.
The primary goal of the Alabama Family Rights Association is to educate the public and government officials concerning the importance of equal involvement of both fit parents in a child’s life. As the nation seeks answers on how best to make schools and communities safer, ALFRA believes they have the long-term solution:
- Acknowledge the need for a missing ingredient in the communities, often ignored for decades: The Vital Importance of Paternal Presence in Children’s Lives.
- Take concentrated steps to embrace fathers and mothers and value every child’s need for both parents in their daily lives.
Data shows that we don’t value the child’s need for both parents enough. As a result, it’s harming our kids, families, communities, and state. Special thanks to Mayor Waters for caring about children and families in the City of Pelham.
Contact: Debbie Zeiger, State VP
Phone: (205) 626-9458