Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 20, 2020 is the 25th anniversary of the federal day of service celebrating the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Day is the only federal holiday designated as a day of service, to encourage Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the minister […]

National Bill of Rights Day

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On September 25, 1789, Congress sent the first twelve proposed amendments to the Constitution to the thirteen states for ratification. Of the twelve proposed amendments, numbers three through twelve were ratified by the states and were adopted, effective December 15, 1791. These first ten amendments to the Constitution became known as the Bill of Rights. […]

National Entrepreneurship Month

By proclamation issued by President Barack Obama, November is National Entrepreneurship Month and the third Tuesday of the month is National Entrepreneurship Day. The purpose of national attention on entrepreneurship is to create awareness of innovation, leadership and those who build an empire from absolutely nothing. The word entrepreneur comes from the French “entreprendre,” which […]

Celebrate National Recycling Day: Commit and Act!

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National Recycling Day is celebrated on November 15, 2019.  America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day that celebrates and promotes recycling in the United States.  It was created by the National Recycling Coalition in 1977. Since then, each United States president has issued a Presidential Proclamation recognizing the day and encouraging Americans to recycle.  […]