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The History Of Memorial Day – Have A Safe & Happy Holiday

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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May […]
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History Of Cinco De Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco […]
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Celebrate Earth Day

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April 22 is Earth Day. What was the purpose of Earth Day? How did it start? These are the questions  that are most frequently asked. Click here to read the full story.
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April 16 Is National High-Five Day

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April 16 is National High Five Day. The day was started in 2002 at the University of Virginia. A group of students set up shop on the main quad of the campus and gave out high-fives and lemonade. The idea spread and over the years people of all ages and backgrounds have celebrated National High Five […]
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