Feb 222012
 
Presidents' Day

Presidents’ Day celebrates the memories of two great American presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The date chosen falls between their birthdays. Lincoln’s birthday is on February 12th and Washington’s is ten days later on the 22nd. By selecting a Monday it insured that businesses and schools would consistently have a three-day weekend in February. […]

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Feb 222012
 
Veteran's Day

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month peace was finally reached. On November 11, 1918 World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice. The “war to end all wars” was at an end. Known as Poppy Day, Remembrance Day (Canada), Eleven Eleven Eleven Day (Netherlands), and […]

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Feb 222012
 
Labor Day

Labor Day is celebrated in the United States and Canada. In the United States, Labor Day falls on the first Monday in September. Labor Day was originally created to honor the working class. The idea for this holiday is generally credited to Knights of Labor leader P.J. McGuire although some believe that machinist Matthew Maguire […]

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Feb 222012
 
Flag Day

by Gabriella True The American Flag is more than simply Stars and Stripes sewn together in Red, White and Blue. It is a sacred emblem of our country, the United States of America. It carries the history of America in those Stars and Stripes. In that history is our freedom, liberty, courage, bloodshed, popular sovereignty, […]

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Feb 172012
 
Evacuation Day

March 17 is Evacuation Day in Massachusetts, United States. This day commemorates the evacuation of the British troops from the city of Boston on March 17, 1776, at 3:17 P.M. “The 11-month siege of Boston ended when the Continental Army, under George Washington, fortified Dorchester Heights in early March 1776 with cannons captured at Ticonderoga. […]

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