What People Are Saying

“Family Day is important to me because I cherish the time I get to spend with my family.  The years have flown by.  The older my children get the less time I spend with them.  We all have busy work and school schedules.  I have always felt it important and our duty as a parents to be a good influence and role model for our children.  Spending time together, engaged in quite conversation or fun exciting activities, is the best way I know to give our children the tools they will need when they grow up and start their families.”

Beth Crymes, Area 18 President, Texas PTA

“Family Day means tradition for our family!  My kids develop a sense of identity and belonging as we create new traditions and carry on old ones.  The tradition of celebrating Family Day allows my kids to feel secure, feel loved, and develop bonds with each other.”

Amy Roskelley, Mom Blogger and Family Day Partner, www.superhealthykids.com

“Celebrating Family Day is important to us because it is a chance to stand in unity with families in our community who share in the challenges, struggles and successes that come with family life.  Family Day is an opportunity to celebrate our commitment to our family and our values because many times it feels like we are going against the grain trying to successfully raise our children when there is so much exposure to tobacco, drugs and alcohol.”

Eddie S., Parent, Hillsborough County Florida

“Simple daily activities such as sharing a meal, a conversation, or a book can have an enormous impact on the life of a child. Strong and engaged families help build a strong America, and it is our responsibility as concerned family members to discuss the dangers of substance abuse.”

Former President Barack Obama, 2010 Family Day proclamation

“I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day by engaging in activities that strengthen the bonds between parents and children.”

Former President George W. Bush, 2007 Family Day proclamation

“Creating this ritual where you turn off the TV, ignore the phone and just spend quality time together is crucial to helping your children feel emotionally, spiritually and mentally balanced. We all can generate a list of reasons why we cannot possibly fit dinner with the family into our schedule. The time has come to say enough with the excuses and just do it. Trust me, it means more to your kids’ futures than you think. If I can find the time to have meals with my family, so can you.”

Jamie Lee Curtis, Actress and Family Day supporter

“Willis is a team sport – we have great people around the world who are dedicated to the Company and to our clients. We all work together and know that none of us are as good as all of us. That central commitment is what has made Willis so strong. It’s only right then, in turn, that we recognize our Associates and take every opportunity we can to thank them. Family Day is one component of this for us – making sure that people have the chance to be with their families and to foster a strong home environment is critical to our extended family. We are proud to stand with and support CASA in Family Day and in so many other efforts of theirs to protect our collective family values.”

Joseph J. Plumeri, Chairman & CEO, Willis Group Holdings