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H.J.Res. 398 (103rd): To establish the fourth Sunday of July as “Parents’ Day”.

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 4, 1994 (Passed Congress).

H.J.Res. 398

One Hundred Third Congress

of the

United States of America


Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the twenty-fifth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-four

Joint Resolution

To establish the fourth Sunday of July as ‘Parents’ Day’.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the fourth Sunday of every July shall be established as ‘Parents’ Day’ to be recognized as a recurring, perennial day of commemoration.


    All private citizens, organizations, and governmental and legislative bodies at the local, State, and Federal level are encouraged to recognize Parents’ Day through proclamations, activities, and educational efforts in furtherance of recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of their children.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.