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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a national holiday. It is a day to remember and honor those who gave their lives for the United States. The holiday started after the Civil War. It was first called Decoration Day because people decorated the … Continue reading

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Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated around the world each year on April 22. It is a day to educate people about the environment and its problems. It is also a day to celebrate people’s efforts to protect the environment. Earth Day … Continue reading

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National Women’s History Month

This photograph shows women marching for their right to vote in New York City in 1912. Gaining the right to vote was an important milestone for the women’s rights movement in the United States. In 1975, the United Nations (UN) … Continue reading

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Presidents’ Day

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota features the faces of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln carved into the side of a mountain. Presidents’ Day is a national holiday that honors President George Washington … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

A groundhog pops its head out of its burrow. The first Groundhog Day took place on February 2, 1887. It has been celebrated every year since in Punxsuntawney (puhnk•suh•taw•nee), Pennsylvania. The groundhog’s name is Punxsuntawney Phil. Every February 2, Phil … Continue reading

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