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(September 11) Today we’re observing . . .  911 Day / Patriot Day

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

911 Day / Patriot Day
Honoring and remembering those who lost their lives in the 2001 World Trade Center and the Pentagon attacks.

photo credit: via flickr.

(August 19) Happy Birthday Bubba!

Friday, August 19th, 2011

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President William Jefferson Clinton’s Birthday
William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, 1946) served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.

He was the third-youngest president; only Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy were younger when entering office.

He became president at the end of the Cold War, and as he was born in the period after World War II, he is known as the first Baby Boomer president.

His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is currently the United States Secretary of State. She was previously a United States Senator from New York, and also candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. Both are graduates of Yale Law School.

source: Wikipedia – William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton

White House releases video of President’s remarks @ White House Iftar dinner (Ramadan 2011)

Friday, August 12th, 2011

The White House releases video of President Obama’s greetings at the White House Iftar dinner (Ramadan 2011).

Continuing a tradition at the White House, …President Obama hosted his third Iftar dinner to celebrate Ramadan. The Iftar is the meal that breaks the day of fasting, when Muslim families and communities eat together after sunset. The President was joined in the State Dining Room by two Muslim American members of Congress, Keith Ellison and Andre Carson, members of the diplomatic corps, and Muslim American families and service members. During his remarks the President wished a blessed Ramadan to Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world:

“To the millions of Muslim Americans across the United States and more — the more than one billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a time of reflection and a time of devotion. It’s an occasion to join with family and friends in celebration of a faith known for its diversity and a commitment to justice and the dignity of all human beings. So to you and your families, Ramadan Kareem.”

Complete transcript of President’s remarks at White House blog

Remarks by the President during Iftar Dinner (Ramadan 1432 /2011)

Thursday, August 11th, 2011
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White House Ramadan Iftar dinner 2010, photo by The White House

Last night President Obama hosted a Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan.

To the millions of Muslim Americans across the United States and more — the more than one billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a time of reflection and a time of devotion. It’s an occasion to join with family and friends in celebration of a faith known for its diversity and a commitment to justice and the dignity of all human beings. So to you and your families, Ramadan Kareem.

Full text of the Presidents remarks

(August 09) Today we’re observing . . .  Veep Day

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011


Veep Day
Commemorates the presidential succession provisions in the US constitution. On this day in 1974 Vice President Gerald Ford became the President upon the resignation of Richard Nixon.

photo credit: via flickr

(August 04) Happy Birthday Mr. President!

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

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Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. The first African American to hold the office, he served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008.

A very Happy Birthday Mr. President from the elves at Holidays on the Net!

Source: Wikipedia: Barack Obama

Hillary Rodham Clinton: On the Occasion of the Beginning of Ramadan

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has released a statement in recognition of the beginning of Ramadan.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State

Washington, DC
August 1, 2011

On behalf of the people of the United States, I wish all Muslims around the world a happy and blessed Ramadan.

Ramadan is a time for self-reflection, sharing and renewal. American Muslims make valuable contributions to our country every day and millions around the world will commemorate this month with acts of service and volunteerism to their communities.

Along with dozens of our Embassies, I will host an Eid Celebration in Washington for Muslims and non-Muslims to join together and reflect on our common values, faith and the gifts of the past year.

During this month of peace and humility, I wish the 1.6 billion Muslims around the world Ramadan Kareem.

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC

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