National Grandparents Day, 2022, 56243-56244 [2022-20005]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2022 / Presidential Documents 56243 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10444 of September 9, 2022 National Grandparents Day, 2022 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On National Grandparents Day and every day, we give thanks to grandparents for their wisdom, strength, and love. Grandparents are storytellers and gatekeepers of family tradition. They are wellsprings of knowledge and experience. They are the centerpieces of family gatherings and the glue that keeps so many families together. Grandparents also help raise children. They shuttle grandkids to-and-from school, babysit when parents are away from home, and offer advice and comfort when it is needed most. Sometimes they fill in as primary caregivers, putting aside their own needs and working full-time to provide the blessing of a loving family. I know from my own experience how grandparents can step up in critical moments. When my father lost his job in Scranton, Pennsylvania, my grandpop welcomed us into his home and offered us stability during a time of uncertainty. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC3 While this is a day of celebration, it is also an opportunity to remember the grandparents who are no longer with us. The COVID–19 pandemic cut short the lives of too many loved ones—especially our seniors. My Administration sends strength to families who are no longer whole and to families whose grandparents are fighting for their health today. We also send encouragement to families who postponed gatherings and loving embraces during the pandemic. For Jill and me, our grandchildren are the love of our lives and the life of our love. We know how difficult it can be to remain physically apart, and we hope that the progress we have made—and continue to make—in ending the COVID–19 pandemic will allow more families to safely enjoy precious time together. Finally, we acknowledge that, for many Americans, grandparents live on only through the stories of relatives who were fortunate enough to have known them, but that these bonds can be powerful too. As we look ahead, my Administration will continue advocating for grandparents, especially as they care for children. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is preparing a National Caregiving Strategy to present the Congress with new recommendations to better support family caregivers. And, my Administration is committed to making health care more affordable for more Americans, including seniors—many of whom are grandparents. As part of the Inflation Reduction Act, seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries will have the peace of mind of knowing that their prescription drug costs are capped at $2,000 annually. And millions of seniors will benefit from Medicare finally being able to negotiate prescription drug costs. My Administration will always protect Medicare and Social Security. Ensuring that seniors can age with dignity, security, and respect is not only the right thing to do—it is integral to our character as a Nation. Many of our grandparents arrived in this country with nothing but a dream and an unwavering commitment to ensure that the lives of their children and grandchildren would be better than their own. Regardless of where they came from or how they got here, they have worked hard, planted roots, and built communities. They have had big hopes for us, and through our ups and downs, they have continued to love us just the same—because VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Sep 13, 2022 Jkt 256250 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14SED2.SGM 14SED2 56244 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2022 / Presidential Documents that is what grandparents do. On National Grandparents Day, let us honor the grandparents who teach us lessons, imbue us with family pride, and shower us with affection. On behalf of a grateful Nation, we thank you for the gifts of life and love. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2022, as National Grandparents Day. I call upon all Americans to celebrate the important role that grandparents play in the lives of their families and the children they love. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyseventh. [FR Doc. 2022–20005 Filed 9–13–22; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Sep 13, 2022 Jkt 256250 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14SED2.SGM 14SED2 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC3 Billing code 3395–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 177 (Wednesday, September 14, 2022)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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Federal Register / Vol. 87 , No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2022 
/ Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10444 of September 9, 2022

                
National Grandparents Day, 2022

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On National Grandparents Day and every day, we give 
                thanks to grandparents for their wisdom, strength, and 
                love.

                Grandparents are storytellers and gatekeepers of family 
                tradition. They are wellsprings of knowledge and 
                experience. They are the centerpieces of family 
                gatherings and the glue that keeps so many families 
                together. Grandparents also help raise children. They 
                shuttle grandkids to-and-from school, babysit when 
                parents are away from home, and offer advice and 
                comfort when it is needed most. Sometimes they fill in 
                as primary caregivers, putting aside their own needs 
                and working full-time to provide the blessing of a 
                loving family. I know from my own experience how 
                grandparents can step up in critical moments. When my 
                father lost his job in Scranton, Pennsylvania, my 
                grandpop welcomed us into his home and offered us 
                stability during a time of uncertainty.

                While this is a day of celebration, it is also an 
                opportunity to remember the grandparents who are no 
                longer with us. The COVID-19 pandemic cut short the 
                lives of too many loved ones--especially our seniors. 
                My Administration sends strength to families who are no 
                longer whole and to families whose grandparents are 
                fighting for their health today. We also send 
                encouragement to families who postponed gatherings and 
                loving embraces during the pandemic. For Jill and me, 
                our grandchildren are the love of our lives and the 
                life of our love. We know how difficult it can be to 
                remain physically apart, and we hope that the progress 
                we have made--and continue to make--in ending the 
                COVID-19 pandemic will allow more families to safely 
                enjoy precious time together. Finally, we acknowledge 
                that, for many Americans, grandparents live on only 
                through the stories of relatives who were fortunate 
                enough to have known them, but that these bonds can be 
                powerful too.

                As we look ahead, my Administration will continue 
                advocating for grandparents, especially as they care 
                for children. The Department of Health and Human 
                Services (HHS) is preparing a National Caregiving 
                Strategy to present the Congress with new 
                recommendations to better support family caregivers. 
                And, my Administration is committed to making health 
                care more affordable for more Americans, including 
                seniors--many of whom are grandparents. As part of the 
                Inflation Reduction Act, seniors and other Medicare 
                beneficiaries will have the peace of mind of knowing 
                that their prescription drug costs are capped at $2,000 
                annually. And millions of seniors will benefit from 
                Medicare finally being able to negotiate prescription 
                drug costs. My Administration will always protect 
                Medicare and Social Security. Ensuring that seniors can 
                age with dignity, security, and respect is not only the 
                right thing to do--it is integral to our character as a 
                Nation.

                Many of our grandparents arrived in this country with 
                nothing but a dream and an unwavering commitment to 
                ensure that the lives of their children and 
                grandchildren would be better than their own. 
                Regardless of where they came from or how they got 
                here, they have worked hard, planted roots, and built 
                communities. They have had big hopes for us, and 
                through our ups and downs, they have continued to love 
                us just the same--because

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                that is what grandparents do. On National Grandparents 
                Day, let us honor the grandparents who teach us 
                lessons, imbue us with family pride, and shower us with 
                affection. On behalf of a grateful Nation, we thank you 
                for the gifts of life and love.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of 
                the United States of America, by virtue of the 
                authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws 
                of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 11, 
                2022, as National Grandparents Day. I call upon all 
                Americans to celebrate the important role that 
                grandparents play in the lives of their families and 
                the children they love.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                seventh.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2022-20005
Filed 9-13-22; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3395-F2-P