National Parents' Day

Every fourth Sunday of July in America

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An American holiday

In 1994, Congress unanimously passed “The Parents’ Day Resolution” establishing the fourth Sunday of July as a perennial day of commemoration.

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.

Throughout the nation in almost every state, community leaders organize Parents’ Day events to honor parents.

Bishop Dr. Edward and Mrs. Adreinne Barnett, National Parents of the Year 2020

Hon. Bob and Mrs. Utufa’asili (Utu) McDermott, Civic Leader Parents of the Year 2019

Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Alisa Ellis, National Parents of the Year 2019

Dr. Saleem and Dr. Ivy Hylton, Civic Leader Parents of the Year 2019

Honoring Parents

Local Parents’ Day Committees are made up of volunteers, public officials, community leaders, ministers, teachers, students, and, of course, parents, who organize events to honor parents.

Every year since 1994, these local committees have sponsored annual Parents’ Day programs, gathered nominations, and awarded some incredible parents in towns and neighborhoods across America.

You are invited to participate with your time, expertise, and energy. You can provide in-kind services, gift certificates, donations, or just show up at one of the many Parents’ Day events and applaud the parents making a difference in your area.

2020 National Parents of the Year Award

Bishop Carleton Enoch and Dr. Barbara Rainey, Faith Community Parents of the Year 2019

Mr. Rizwan Jaka and Mrs. Priscilla Martinez, Faith Community Parents of the Year 2019

Elder Adrian and Mrs. Alice Barnes, Parents of the Year for Outstanding Sacrifice 2019

Parents of the Year

At the national level, the Universal Peace Federation sponsors an award ceremony, inviting and hosting state nominees to a Parents of the Year Banquet in Washington, D.C. with members of Congress and other dignitaries.

National Parents of the Year awards are given to parents who exemplify parental love, service, and dedication to their family and to the broader family of their local community.

In this way, America’s moral fiber is supported and strengthened in that most essential place: the home.

Parents are at the root of America's goodness.

“The greatest work of any individual, rich or poor, black or white, when it comes down to the evening of their life, is their children and grandchildren, the work of being a parent.”

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