News Flash!

On Air Radio Interview
Melissa Harrison
KRLD Dallas/Ft. Worth - 06/08/18
(MP3 Audio)

In the Newspaper
The Voice - 06/07/18

2018 news release(s):
(More coming soon!)
New!! Every day is not “Children’s Day” - 05/11/18
New!! America Prepares for “Children’s Day” Coming Next Sunday - 06/01/18

2018 proclamation(s):
NEW!! Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's 2018 Proclamation
NEW!! Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke's 2018 Proclamation
NEW!! Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin's 2018 Proclamation
Hot NEW!! Yorkville Mayor Gary Golinski's 2018 Proclamation

From National Foundation for Women Legislators - June 10
Help NFWL Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking on National Children's Day.

From Washington Post - Esther J. Cepeda
When will America stop hurting children? - May 30, 2018

From Mother Nature Network - 04/27/17
Why doesn't the U.S. have a Children's Day?

Little Rock, AR... Coming June 9-11
Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Community Basketball Tournament

View 2017 news release(s):
Nation Prepares for “Children’s Day” Coming Next Sunday - 06/02/17
Every day is not “Children’s Day” - 05/11/17

2017 proclamation(s):
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin's 2017 Proclamation
Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke's 2017 Proclamation
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's 2017 Proclamation

2016 proclamation(s):
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's 2016 Proclamation
Mayor Tom Weisner of Aurora, Illinois
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

Contacts for State Governors…

(As of Thursday, May 10, 2018)
Proclamation requests should be made to governor’s office at least 3-4 weeks before Children's Day.

Alabama - Governor Kay Ivey

Alaska - Governor Bill Walker

Arkansas - Governor Asa Hutchinson

Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey

California - Governor Jerry Brown

Colorado - Governor John Hickenlooper

Connecticut - Governor Dannel P. Malloy

Delaware - Governor John Carney

Florida - Governor Rick Scott

Georgia - Governor Nathan Deal

Hawaii - Governor David Y. Ige

Idaho - Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter

Illinois - Governor Bruce Rauner

Indiana - Governor Eric J. Holcomb

Iowa - Governor Kim Reynolds

Kansas - Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D

Kentucky - Governor Matt Bevin

Louisiana - Governor John Bel Edwards

Maine - Governor Paul LePage

Maryland - Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr.

Massachusetts - Governor Charlie Baker

Michigan - Governor Rick Snyder,4668,7-277-57577_59874---,00.html

Minnesota - Governor Mark Dayton

Mississippi - Governor Phil Bryant

Missouri - Governor Eric R. Greitens

Montana - Governor Steve Bullock

Nebraska - Governor Pete Ricketts

Neveda - Governor Brian Sandoval

New Hampshire - Governor Chris Sununu

New Jersey - Governor Phil Murphy

New Mexico - Governor Susana Martinez

New York - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

North Carolina - Governor Roy Cooper

North Dakota - Governor Doug Burgum

Ohio - Governor John R. Kasich

Oklahoma - Govnernor Mary Fallin

Oregon - Governor Kate Brown

Pennsylvania - Governor Tom Wolf

Rhode Island - Governor Gina M. Raimondo

South Carolina - Governor Henry McMaster

South Dakota - Governor Dennis Daugaard

Tennessee - Governor Bill Haslam

Texas - Governor Greg Abbott

Utah - Governor Gary R. Herbert

Vermont - Governor Phil Scott

Virginia - Governor Ralph S. Northam

Washington - Governor Jay Inslee

West Virginia - Governor Jim Justice

Wisconsin - Governor Scott Walker

Wyoming - Governor Matt Mead

*Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico) - Governor (El Gobernador) Ricardo Rosselló Nevares

Feature: Children’s Day song

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

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