Did you know its “Happy Barack Obama Day?”
Well it is if you live in the tiny county of Perry County, Alabama!
It seems that the Perry County Commission has passed a law observing the second Monday in November as “Barack Obama Day.”
Albert Turner Jr., the sponsoring commissioner, said the holiday is meant to highlight the Democratic president-elect’s victory as a way to give people faith that difficult goals can be achieved.
The majority of the county’s 12,000 residents are black and the county commission’s three black members as well as one of its two white members voted for the resolution. All County offices will be closed and its roughly 40 workers will get a paid holiday.
So mark it on your calendar – November 8, 2010 is the next Barack Obama Day.
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