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View 2016 proclamations:
(More coming soon!)
New!! Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's 2016 Proclamation
New!! Mayor Tom Weisner of Aurora, Illinois
New!! Mayor Jeff Schielke of Batavia, Illinois

2016 news release(s):
Churches and Denominations Support Children’s Day - 06/08/16
With Mother’s Day a few days away… Why not Children’s Day - 05/04/16

Reminder: Alaska sets date into law... 2015 Press Release
Note...Illinois (2010) and Massachusetts have statues for the day.

(06/02/15) from the Los Angeles Times: In Theory: What do you think of National Children’s Day?

Alaska to establish Children’s Day
(04/22/15) Legislature Makes Second Sunday in June Children’s Day in Alaska

View 2015 proclamations:
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's 2015 Proclamation (Sorry for the delay... coming soon!)
New!! Mayor Tom Weisner of Aurora, Illinois
Mayor Jeff Schielke of Batavia, Illinois

View 2015 legislation:
New!! Alaska legislation setting Children’s Day as Second Sunday in June

2015 news release(s):
Nation Prepares for Children’s Day on Sunday - 06/11/15
Churches and Denominations Support Children’s Day - 06/04/15
With Mother’s Day now past… Why not Children’s Day - 05/18/15
With Mother’s Day a few days away… Why not Children’s Day - 04/20/15

View 2014 proclamations:
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn again proclaims June 8 Children’s Day
as does
Mayor Tom Weisner of Aurora, Illinois &
Mayor Jeff Schielke of Batavia, Illinois

Quincy (Mass.) 6-year-old helps make Sunday a local holiday for kids - The Patriot Ledger
Children's Day in Jay June 7 -

The Children’s Day Triathlon - Bethseda, Maryland

5 Ways to Empower the Next Generation of Leaders - Helen Keller International

National Children’s Day: Sentimental & silly quotes about children -


Huntington, WV Celebrate Children’s Day at Ritter Park (2013 Photo Gallery)

Letters to the Editor
& more

(06/06/14) - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Caring for our kids
(06/07/14) - The Advocate Celebrate Children’s Day
(06/09/13) - Happy Children’s Day: Celebrating America's most precious resource
(06/05/13) - Herald News Children’s Day meant to be celebrated
(06/02/13) - Feliciana Explorer Celebrate Children’s Day Sunday, June 9
(05/29/12) - Chicago Sun-Times: Churches could help expand preschool education


Commentary from Rev. Dr. Lillian Capehart: Pray for our children

Now on Facebook… be a fan! Facebook page.

Here are 10 Ideas for America’s Churches on “Children’s Day”

Puzzle & Bumper Stickers:

Some Endorsements:


Children's Day logo


The websites and are portals for the expansion and revival of Children’s Day on the second Sunday in June (2016 - June 12) in the United States, by giving faith, hope, love, and commitment to our children.

Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner presents 2013 proclamatioin to John Ross

Photo Right: Aurora (IL) Alderman Bill Donnell presents a 2016 proclamation for “Children’s Day” from Mayor Tom Weisner to Kiwanis Club of Aurora President Clyde Shields and Children’s Day advocate John Ross holds a proclamation from Governor Bruce Rauner. Donnell and Ross are also members of the Aurora club.

Americans recognize Mother’s Day, Father’s Day... so why not a national Children’s Day? A day that revives, celebrates, and commits to our children and their future. Committments cards; along with local, state, and national recognition are all part of this day... a day that has deep historical roots in America.

Help spread the word about Children’s Day.

An online petition was been started at
So spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, etc.
The petition link is ....


Have the President proclaim the second Sunday in June (June 12, 2016) as “Children’s Day” in the United States.

Children’s Day observations in the United States predate both Mother’s and Father’s Day. This day to celebrate children dates from the 1860s and earlier.

Since 2007, the governor of Illinois has proclaimed “Children’s Day” on the second Sunday in June. Also such cities as Aurora, Ill.; Batavia, Ill.; Fort Collins, Colo.; Vancouver, Wash.;and other American cities have issued proclamations.

Chase’s Calendar of Events cites Children’s Sunday and notes that The Commonwealth of Massachusetts issues an annual proclamation.

Numerous churches and denominations currently observe the second Sunday in June including the African Methodist Episcopal Church, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

For more information:

Feature: Children’s Day song

Mr. Nicky developed a national Children’s Day song that was released in 2006 and was revised in 2011.
Hear Mr. Nicky’s “I Love Being A Kid.” Visit Mr. Nicky at

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