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Marian McQuade (1917-2008)

Marian McQuade (1917-2008) campaigned in West Virginia and later nationwide to set aside a day for grandparents. In 1973 West Virginia became the first state with a special day to honor grandparents when Gov. Arch Moore proclaimed May 27, 1973, Grandparents Day. In September 1978 the White House called her to inform her that President Carter had signed a bill designating the Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day beginning in 1979. In 1989 the U. S. Postal Service issued a tenth anniversary commemorative envelope bearing the likeness of Marian McQuade in honor of National Grandparents Day. She was born Marion Herndon in Caperton and later lived in Oak Hill.

Marian McQuade (1917-2008)


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