(By Senators Love and Schoonover)

Honoring Marian McQuade of Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia, the founder of National Grandparents' Day and distinguished West Virginian.

Whereas, Marian McQuade, the mother of fifteen children and grandmother to forty grandchildren, spearheaded the efforts of many individuals to establish National Grandparents' Day, a day of observance to honor grandparents in appreciation for their knowledge and guidance as senior citizens; and
Whereas, In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the public law designating the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents' Day; and
Whereas, In addition to founding National Grandparents' Day, Marian McQuade has dedicated much of her life to improving the quality of life for senior citizens. She has served on a myriad of committees and commissions involving citizen issues; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby commends Marian McQuade of Fayette County, West Virginia, a dedicated advocate on behalf of senior citizens and the founder of National Grandparents' Day, and wishes her heartfelt best wishes for any future endeavors she may choose to undertake; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Marian McQuade.