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Chapter 683
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F.S. 683.17
683.17 Parents’ and Children’s Day.The first Sunday in April of each year is designated as Parents’ and Children’s Day. On this day local communities and families, together with public officials, schools, private organizations, and all citizens, are encouraged to celebrate the lives and blessings of Florida’s children with love, respect, gratitude, and encouragement; to acknowledge our children as the resource giving our state the greatest hope of future excellence; to listen to children and reaffirm our shared commitment to help them develop their unique qualities, strengths, and potential, resulting in greater productive capacity and enlightened citizenship; and to observe this day with appropriate activities, ceremonies, public awareness materials, and programs. All citizens of the state are encouraged to wear a white ribbon on Parents’ and Children’s Day which shall indicate that our children are considered to be special gifts and are valued for their part in the circle of life.
History.s. 1, ch. 88-114; s. 1, ch. 2002-10.