Archive for June 3rd, 2011

(June 03) Today we’re also celebrating . . .  National Donut Day

Friday, June 3rd, 2011
Donut Tower by camknows

National Donut Day

…created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. The holiday celebrates the doughnut (a.k.a “donut”) — an edible, torus-shaped piece of dough which is deep-fried and sweetened. Many American doughnut stores offer free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day.

source: wikipedia – National Donut Day

Did You Know? Countdown to Shavuot (06/03)

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Jewish
Holiday of Shavuot

June 03 : 4 days to Shavuot begins

Did you know that the word Shavuot means “weeks” in Hebrew?

The name of the holiday refers to the fact that it falls exactly seven weeks, or 49 days, after the Jewish festival of Passover.

Shavuot is the Jewish holiday celebrating the harvest season in Israel. Shavuot also commemorates the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Shavuot* (sundown 06/07).

*Shavuot is pronounced sha-voo-OT.


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(June 03) This Month we’re celebrating . . .  LGBT Pride Month

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month
A month long celebration of Gay pride, culminating with parades and festivals across the nation (and globally) in celebration of the beginning of the (continuing) struggle for Gay and Lesbian rights with the Stonewall Riot June 28th, 1969.

President Obama has issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month!

Read the Presidential Proclamation: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, 2010.

photo credit: via flickr pride flag

Note: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month is also know LGBT Pride Month, Lesbian and Gay Pride Month, and Gay Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, 2011 – A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

The White House has released the 2011 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month Proclamation

June, 2011
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2011 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.

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Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Full text – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month Proclamation

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