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Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and … Continue reading

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Precedence Day

Q:        When was Washington’s Birthday changed to Presidents’ Day? A:        The federal holiday on February 16, 2015, is a picture of bureaucracy in action. George Washington, the first President of the United States of America, was born February 11, 1731. … Continue reading

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Calling For Your Dreaming

Q:        How did we get a national holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? A:        The short answer is that President Ronald Reagan signed the Congressional act creating the day in 1983, to roughly correspond to Dr. King’s birthday, January … Continue reading

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all…are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” (Declaration of Independence) Who would have thought … Continue reading

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A Public Thank You, Mr. President

Q:        How did Thanksgiving become a national holiday? A:        As early as the First Congress in 1789, the United States has recognized a day of Thanksgiving. President George Washington, by Presidential proclamation, selected Thursday, November 26, 1789, as         “a … Continue reading

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Exploring Columbus Day

What is Columbus Day? On October 12, 1492, an expedition led by Christopher Columbus first sighted land (the Bahamas) in the western Atlantic. The day is celebrated throughout North and South America, Italy, Spain, and in Italian communities around the … Continue reading

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