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Let’s Remember Our History: The Gettysburg Address

Let’s Remember Our History: The Gettysburg Address

On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address. On November 19th, 1863 President Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of a military cemetery in the midst of the American Civil War.  Long regarded as one of the most memorable speeches in American history, the Gettysburg Address rallied the

Keep Our Kids Safe; November is National Child Safety & Protection Month

Keep Our Kids Safe; November is National Child Safety & Protection Month

The month of November is dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers our children face every day. National Child Safety & Protection Month was a campaign created to spread awareness of the threats that children face in their daily lives.  This month serves as a reminder to parents, caregivers, and educators alike about the importance

Let’s Go Green on America Recycles Day

Let’s Go Green on America Recycles Day

November 15th is America Recycles Day.  We invite you to try out these suggestions to observe this day with us. Every November 15th, millions of people across the nation participate in America Recycles Day.  America Recycles Day is a campaign created in hopes of spreading awareness about recycling and promoting the purchase of products made

Happy Birthday! Join Us in Celebrating the Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Happy Birthday! Join Us in Celebrating the Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

November 12th marks the birthday of social activist, abolitionist, and women’s rights leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  Let us all remember this remarkable woman with some of her most inspiring quotes. Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) is best known as a staunch supporter of abolitionism, pioneer of feminism, and leading figure in the women’s rights movement.  While

On This Day in History: The First Issue of Rolling Stone Magazine Published

On This Day in History: The First Issue of Rolling Stone Magazine Published

On November 9th, 1967 America saw the first issue of Rolling Stone magazine.  We invite you to celebrate the anniversary of this major publication with us. Rolling Stone is an American magazine that focuses on popular culture, including music, media, and current events.  The magazine was founded in San Francisco by Jann Wenner (who is

Slam Dunk! Let’s all Honor James Naismith, the Inventor of Basketball

Slam Dunk! Let’s all Honor James Naismith, the Inventor of Basketball

Today marks the birthday of James Naismith, the man we can thank for one of America’s favorite sports. James Naismith (1861-1939) was a Canadian-American physical educator, physician, coach, and innovator.  In 1891, at age 30, he came up with the game of basketball.  Naismith wrote the original rule book for the sport and went on

Let’s Celebrate Gail E. Haley’s Birthday

Let’s Celebrate Gail E. Haley’s Birthday

Today is the 78th birthday of children’s author and illustrator Gail E. Haley. Gail E. Haley, an award-winning American author and illustrator, celebrates her birthday today!  Born on November 4th, 1939, Haley has had a successful career writing and illustrating picture books.  Haley’s father was the art director at The Charlotte Observer and she claims