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(June 20) Today we're celebrating . . .  Father's Day

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

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A day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life – whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or “Big Brothers.”

It is a time of burnt toast and breakfast in bed, family gatherings, crayon scribbled “I Love You”s and, of course, that lovely new tie!

And on this very special day – Holidays on the Net is happy to invite you to our special Father’s Day celebration. Come join us as we celebrate dear old dads and let them know just how much they mean to us.

You can refresh your memory about the history of Father’s Day, test your dad trivia (Quick: How many dads are there in America?), and read some inspirational quotes about fatherhood. Or take a trip with us down memory lane as we recount your favorite TV dads (Are you more a fan of the Homer Simpson dads or the Ward Cleaver fathers?). If real-life celebrity dads are more your speed, then you’ll love our story on the Top Celebrity Dads.

And its not too late to get your kids involved in planning for Father’s Day. Check out our collection of crafts and coloring pages. We’ve also got a robust list of gift suggestions suitable for any budget. And since the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach (or so goes the saying), we’ve put together an impressive collection of Father’s Day recipes — from sweet treats for breakfast to Hero sandwiches for lunch to BBQ with all the fixins’ for dinner.

We look forward to celebrating this special day together with you. Here’s to our dads!

(June 19) Today we're celebrating . . .  Juneteenth

Saturday, June 19th, 2010


Juneteenth
Celebrating the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

“Juneteenth” comes from the words “June” and “19th”, which according to southern folklore, is when the slaves of Texas first learned of their freedom. Though freed in 1863, the slaves did not learn of their freedom until the arrival of the Union soldiers on June 19th, 1865, 2 1/2 years after the proclamation was first issued.

For more information : Juneteenth: June 19th – A Day of Thanks and the Celebration of Emancipation

photo credit: via flickr

Father’s Day, 2010 ­ A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Friday, June 18th, 2010

The White House has released President Obama’s 2010 Father’s Day Proclamation

Father’s Day, 2010
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 20, 2010, 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. Let us honor our fathers, living and deceased, with all the love and gratitude they deserve.

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Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Full text – Father’s Day Proclamation

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, 2010 – A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The White House has released the 2010 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month Proclamation

June, 2010
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 2010 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month by fighting prejudice and discrimination in their own lives and everywhere it exists.

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Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

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

Memorial Day, 2010 ­ A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Monday, May 31st, 2010

The White House has released the 2010 Presidential Memorial Day Proclamation

Memorial Day, 2010
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, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 31, 2010, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time to unite in prayer. I also ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.

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Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Full text – Memorial Day Proclamation

Did You Know? Countdown to Memorial Day (05/31)

Monday, May 31st, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Memorial Day

May 31 : It’s Memorial Day!

Did you know that since 2000, Congress has called on Americans to observe a Memorial Day moment of silence at 3 p.m. local time?

This annual resolution is intended to reconnect Americans with the solemnity of Memorial Day.

For more info: Memorial Day (U.S.)

Thanks for joining us for our “Did You Know?” count down to Memorial Day.

Happy Memorial Day!
Louie and the Holiday Elves


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Mother’s Day, 2010 ­ A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

The White House has released the 2010 Presidential Mother’s Day Proclamation

Mother’s Day, 2010
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, do hereby proclaim May 9, 2010, as Mother’s Day. Let us express our deepest love and thanks to our mothers and remember those who, though no longer with us, inspire us still.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.

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Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Full text – A Mother’s Day Proclamation

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