Archive for August, 2011


Labor Day

THE WORKING MAN’S (AND WORKING WOMAN’S) HOLIDAY Labor Day is observed annually on the first Monday of September, and was made a U.S. federal holiday by Act of Congress in 1894. Meant as a day of tribute to American workers, Labor Day also marks the end of summer, as well as the beginning of the NFL and college football season. Top Five Facts About Labor Day Why do most workers get the day off? In the 19th century, the majority of workers (including children) worked 12 hours a day, 7 days a week until the first labor unions began to organize strikes and demonstrations for better wages and safer working conditions. Click to Read more…

Just Because Day

JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN… Every day of the week, we do things because we have to: we go to work, we do our chores, we fulfill our obligations and responsibilities. However, there is one day of the year, every year, when you can do things “just because,” and that day is August 27th – designated Just Because Day. We’re not sure who dreamed up this holiday, but what a fun idea, and what a great way to be reminded to do something nice for someone for no other reason than “just because.” So perform a random act of kindness. Take your kids to the zoo. Surprise your husband with a Click to Read more…

National Senior Citizens Day

In 1988, U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed August 21st to be National Senior Citizens Day, a holiday celebrated annually to honor the elderly. “For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older.” —–President Ronald Reagan On this day, everyone is encouraged to get in touch with their elderly relatives – aunts and uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers, great-grandmothers and great-grandfathers – or with older friends and neighbors, and show your appreciation for Click to Read more…

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