Remembering 9/11

Our nation and the world remembered the nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2011 on the 10th anniversary of the attack on Sunday. An awesome memorial has been erected at ground zero honoring the victims. The website is a magnificent tribute with timelines and history. Visit the website at 911 memorial.

Constitution Day

Did you know that September 17th is U.S. Constitution Day? Schools in the U.S. have celebrated this day since 2005 to recognize the signing of the US Constitution in 1787 by most the the men who attended the Constitutional Convention. It is really is a celebration of a document that is challenged daily and has withstood some difficult times. It's been around for more than 200 years, amended 27 times and yet it remains the most cherished document in the world! WOW

If you want to learn more, check out the Constitution Day website.

Cinco de Mayo

Although we celebrate it like we do America’s Independence Day, July 4, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. It’s historical day is of pride and joy for the people of Mexico and our celebration here in the United States should take pause to understand and appreciate it’s significance. The brave citizens of the small town Puebla, Mexico fought and were victorious over French forces who had invaded the war plagued nation. On the heels of the Mexican-American war, and reform wars, Mexico could not repay it’s debt, and the French sought to take advantage and saw a chance to have a French empire in Mexico. On May 5, 1862, the people of fought back and France retreated.

Celebrating Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez was a civil rights leader. He is co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). The Union fought for rights to secure fair wages, better work conditions and respect to the workers. March 31st is his birthday. See his biography.

Black History Month

Black history month started by Dr. Carter Woodson in 1926 to celebrate, acknowledge, remember and teach about the contributions African Americans have made to the history of the the United States and world. In 1926 it was called Negro history week. In 1976 Negro history week became Black history month. Learn more about Black history month http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov