Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movements from mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Inspired advocates of nonviolence such as Mahatma Gandhi, King sought equality for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He…

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Thanksgiving

Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, American gather for a day of feasting, football and family. While today’s Thanksgiving celebration would be likely be unrecognizable to attendees of the original 1621 harvest meal, it continues to be a day for Americans to come together around the table — albeit with some updates to…

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Labor Day

Labor Day is a United States federal holiday which is observed on the first Monday in September each year. The holiday originated on September 5, 1882 as the Central Labor Union of New York City sought to create a day off work for the working citizens. More information at the website below. 

Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Professionals’ Day is celebrated on April 22, 2015. Administrative Professionals’ Day – also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day – is an unofficial secular holiday observed in several countries to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals.

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove…

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Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22-Washington’s actual day of birth- the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved…

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Valentine’s Day

Every February 14th, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. Below check out some links that will help you make your Valentine’s Day.  Valentine’s Day Links: Present ideas Springfield, MO Restaurants St. Louis, MO Restaurants…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movements from mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Inspired advocates of nonviolence such as Mahatma Gandhi, King sought equality for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He…

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Thanksgiving

Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, American gather for a day of feasting, football and family. While today’s Thanksgiving celebration would be likely be unrecognizable to attendees of the original 1621 harvest meal, it continues to be a day for Americans to come together around the table — albeit with some updates to…

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Father’s Day

So thankful to her father was Mrs. John B. Dodd, born Sonora Smart, of Spokane, Washington, that she pushed for an annual Father’s Day Observance in 1909. Her own father was a civil war veteran and was widowed when his wife died in childbirth. He was left with six children to raise. Mrs. Dobb began…

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