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Archive for December, 2006
A National Period of Mourning For The Passing of Gerald R. Ford
. . . THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, in honor and tribute to the memory of Gerald R. Ford, and as an expression of public sorrow, do hereby direct that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff at the White House and on all buildings, grounds, and Naval vessels of the United States for a period of 30 days from the day of his death. . .
Presidential Proclamation: Announcing the Death of Gerald R. Ford
White House – portrait painted by artist Everett Raymond Kinstler in 1977
The 2nd Day of Kwanzaa
The 2nd day of a week long festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history.
On the second day the black candle is again lit, as well as the farthest red candle on the left. This represents the 2nd principle of Kwanzaa – Kujichagulia (koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah): Self-Determination
source: Kwanzaa on the Net – Seven Days of Celebration
A 7 day festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history. It is a time of celebration, community gathering, and reflection. A time of endings and beginnings. Kwanzaa begins on December 26th and continues until New Years Day, January 1st.
On the first day of Kwanzaa the black candle is lit, representing the first principle of Kwanzaa – Umoja (oo-MOH-jah): Unity.
link: Kwanzaa on the Net