National Parents Day 2016 Nomination Extended

Washington D.C. – The annual National Parents’ Day Awarding and Celebration 2016 will be held on the 5th of August at the Arbor Ballroom, The Washington Times from 6:00-8:30pm. The event will feature a delicious banquet dinner, entertainment, and speakers that will properly honor the Parents of the Year finalists and winners.

National Parents’ Day became law in 1994, when President Bill Clinton established the Fourth Sunday of July as a recurring and perennial day of commemoration.  Since then, churches and community groups across the country have held annual activities designed to celebrate and strengthen families and to honor outstanding parents in their communities.

The genesis of this took place one year earlier on July 28, 1993, when Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, as Co-Founder and Chairwoman of the Women’s Federation for World Peace, addressed members of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill. She was introduced by Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah. The day had been proclaimed “True Parents’ Day” by Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi, who in his designation statement urged his “colleagues in the U.S. Senate, and all citizens of our Nation to recognize and support True Parents Day and the restoration of God-centered families in our society.” 

All fifty states are enjoined to send their representative couples through the different sponsoring organizations such as the American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC); Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) USA; The Washington Times Foundation (TWTF); Universal Peace Federation (UPF) USA and the Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) USA. To nominate someone, please follow this online nominations and the deadline is on July 11th.

This is the time to recognize and celebrate the very best people you know who have given sacrificially of their lives, including their time, financial and emotional resources, and more, to fulfill that uniquely special and God-given role of being a father and mother.

The criteria for Parents’ Day nominations include: Exemplifying qualities of sacrificial love; Overcame major obstacles (emotional, physical, financial, etc.) to provide for the personal development and happiness of children; Exhibited qualities of personal moral virtue and/or religious commitment; and a noteworthy record of contributions to the family and community.

The National Selection Committee will process the nominations and select the finalists who will be then receiving the awards on the said date.

For more information, follow our website at www.parentsday.com or call our National Parents Days Coalition Secretariat at (212) 819-1999

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