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Independence Day

July 4   “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”                                 […]

Labor Day

First Monday in September   Eleven-year-old Peter McGuire sold papers on the street in New York City. He shined shoes and cleaned stores and later ran errands. It was 1863 […]

Columbus Day

Second Monday in October   Today we take for granted that the world is round. In the fifteenth century, however, most people believed the world was flat. They thought that […]

Veterans’ Day

November 11   In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, the Allied […]

Thanksgiving Day

Fourth Thursday in November   We celebrate Thanksgiving along with the rest of America, maybe in different ways and for different reasons. Despite everything that’s happened to us since we […]