"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." -Author, Rachel Carson

"Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations." - President, Jimmy Carter

"My children were brought up with their grandparents, and I was brought up with my grandparents. I think the continuity of moving through life together gives people a certain pride." - English Actress, Francesca Annis

We all can take something away from those who blazed a path before us. We don’t need a day to remind us of the obvious influences grandparents have on the youth, or on families. However, Grandparents Day is a reminder of what we might be missing, or to recall cherished memories of those who desired a better future for their grandchildren. McQuade had the insight to shine a light on a simple principle to celebrate these influential role models.