Category Archives: National Awareness

PRESIDENTS’ DAY

Celebrate Presidents’ Day! “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” ~The United … Continue reading

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice. —Dr. Carter … Continue reading

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NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY

What is National Freedom Day? For most of us, flipping the calendar to February simply means starting another month. But in 1865, February 1was the extraordinary beginning of a whole new era.  That was the day President Lincoln signed the … Continue reading

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In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Today celebrates the life and achievements of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929—April 4, 1968). This national holiday honors the civil rights leader and his non-violent movement to end racial segregation and his quest to right injustices … Continue reading

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Healthy Comfort Foods

What do you think of when someone mentions “comfort food?” Mac and cheese? Meatloaf and mashed potatoes? Grilled cheese and tomato soup? Fried chicken? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as: food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic … Continue reading

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2012–The Year in Review

A Year That Touched The Human Spirit What a year it has been! From milestone celebrations and technology innovations to inspiration amidst devastation, 2012 was a year jamming with jubilee, packed with athletic prowess, and electrified by an awe-inspiring election. … Continue reading

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December 26: Boxing Day

Boxing Day is traditionally the day after Christmas. It was a custom in the UK for tradesmen to receive “Christmas boxes” that contained gifts and bonuses. Servants of the wealthy were usually given this day off to visit family and … Continue reading

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A Patriotic Christmas eCard

“I’ll be home for Christmas…if only in my dreams.” Those are words from a favorite Christmas song for many and they seem so fitting for the 100,000 or so men and women who are still serving their country far from … Continue reading

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December 4 is National Cookie Day!!!

It’s National Cookie Day and what else could be more tantalizing than that wonderful aroma of just-baked cookies?  And with Christmas just around the corner, it’s a great time to be thinking about all the wonderful and delicious kinds of … Continue reading

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It’s Election Day 2012!

Although we probably won’t know who the winner of this election is until late tonight (as the polls are still indicating a very tight race), we can watch as the electoral votes add up, which, of course, is how the president is … Continue reading

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