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White House Releases Presidential Proclamation for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

The White House has released the Presidential Proclamation for Thanksgiving, 2011

Thanksgiving Day, 2011
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

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…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 Thursday, November 24, 2011, as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I encourage the people of the United States to come together whether in our homes, places of worship, community centers, or any place of fellowship for friends and neighbors to give thanks for all we have received in the past year, to express appreciation to those whose lives enrich our own, and to share our bounty with others.

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Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Full text of Thanksgiving Day 2011 Presidential Proclamation

The White House Releases Presidential Proclamation for National Diabetes Month 2011

Monday, November 14th, 2011

The White House has released the Presidential Proclamation for National Diabetes Month

National Diabetes Month, 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 November 2011 as National Diabetes Month. I call upon all Americans, school systems, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, health care providers, research institutions, and other interested groups to join in activities that raise diabetes awareness and help prevent, treat, and manage the disease.

Full Text of Presidential Proclamation: National Diabetes Month

(November 11) Today we’re observing . . .  Veterans Day

Friday, November 11th, 2011

vetdayPosterVeterans Day (US)
An American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal and a state holiday, the day is largely intended to thank living veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to United States national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served – not only those who died – have sacrificed and done their duty

It is observed on November 11 which is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918)

More info: Veterans Day

Full text of Veterans Day 2011 Presidential Proclamation

photo source: US Dept of Veterans Affairs
source: wikipedia – Veterans Day

Did You Know? Countdown to Veterans Day (11/07)

Monday, November 7th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts & Figures About
America’s Veterans Day

Nov 07 : 04 days till Veterans Day

Did you know that Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans?

Veterans Day is both a federal holiday as well as a state holiday in all 50 states, and is usually observed on November 11th.

However, in years where November 11th occurs on a Sunday the following Monday is designated as the holiday. If Veterans Day occurs on a Saturday then either the Saturday or Friday may be designated.

Veterans Day is the day that America pays tribute to its military veterans. Also known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, Veterans Day is usually observed November 11th, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of WWI formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.) Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the Veterans Day (November 11th)!

Sources: US Census Bureau / Wikipedia

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White House Releases Statement by the President on Hajj and Eid al-Adha

Saturday, November 5th, 2011


The White House has released the following statement from President Barack Obama to mark Eid al-Adha (2011):

Michelle and I extend our greetings for a happy Eid al-Adha to Muslims worldwide and congratulate those performing Hajj. Thousands of Muslim Americans are among those who have joined one of the world’s largest and most diverse gatherings in making the pilgrimage to Mecca and nearby sites.

As Muslims celebrate this Eid, they will also commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son by distributing food to those less fortunate around the world. They join the United States and the international community in relief efforts to assist those struggling to survive in the Horn of Africa and those recovering from the devastating earthquake in Turkey.

The Eid and Hajj rituals are a reminder of the shared roots of the world’s Abrahamic faiths and the powerful role that faith plays in motivating communities to serve and stand with those in need. On behalf of the American people, we extend our best wishes during this Hajj season. Eid Mubarak and Hajj Mabrour.

Father’s Day, 2011 ­ A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

The White House has released President Obama’s 2011 Father’s Day Proclamation

Father’s Day, 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, in accordance with a joint resolution of the Congress approved April 24, 1972, as amended (36 U.S.C. 109), do hereby proclaim June 19, 2011, as Father’s Day. I direct the appropriate officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on this day, and I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

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Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Full text – Father’s Day Proclamation

(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

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