“National Family Week is a time to be thankful for the family as a national heritage and resource. It is a time to recommit ourselves to the concept of the family — a concept that must withstand the trends of lifestyle and legislation….” -President Ronald Reagan in his first National Family Week proclamation as president.

This month we officially recognize National Family Week, which is celebrated the week of Thanksgiving, which this year will be November 25 through the 29th. 

“This observance was the idea of Mr. Sam Wiley, a teacher, basketball coach and school administrator in Indiana who observed the stark difference in children who came from strong, supportive families and those who were not being raised in a traditional family unit. He conceived of the idea to set aside a time during Thanksgiving — when families traditionally gather to give thanks for their many blessings — to recognize the important role family plays in our society.” Read the rest of this week’s Wisconsin Family Connection radio transcript HERE. Read more on the National Family Week website HERE.

Plan to celebrate National Family Week by creating memories.  Need some ideas?
Read a book.
Explore the neighborhood.
Turn off the television.

Find 97 more creative ideas to celebrate “family” by viewing and/or downloading “100 Ways to Celebrate Your Family.” HERE.

Click HERE to access family resources from our website.

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