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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Jan. 19, 2015

Thumbs up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Today is a state and national holiday, and for good reason. The Fourth of July is an annual reminder of all the good things America has to offer. Memorial Day reminds...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-19/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
Living and Growing: A season of giving thanks

...friends and food.In 1789, President George Washington issued the first proclamation declaring Thanksgiving as a national holiday.Thanksgiving is a rich tradition, but one with purpose to remind us of our gratitude to God for all His blessings...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-22/living-and-growing-season-giving-th
Neighbors
World Affairs Council brings Mexico to the North

...wherein Mexico fought against the annexation of Texas, is a mere blip is U.S. history book, unworthy of a national holiday.For Mexico, though, the war lives on in the national psyche and symbolizes a traumatizing loss. One loss in particular...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-27/world-affairs-council-brings-mexico-nor
Local
MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

...opening. MLB also sponsors 35 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars.Jackson said Jackie Robinson Day had become "a national holiday for all practical purposes.""To honor Jackie in this way honors the best in America," Jackson told Selig on...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-16/mlb-marks-67th-anniversary-robinson-de
Sports
Gimme a smile: Thankful for Thanksgiving

...sending. All I need is a turkey and I'm all set.Let's face it, Thanksgiving is all about food. It's our national holiday to stuff ourselves on food that we normally don't eat. It's also a time of remarkable culinary homogeneity...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-12-01/gimme-smile-thankful-thanksgiving
Neighbors
In the Stacks: New Thanksgiving books

...Hale, felt strongly that the country needed more national holidays, and what better holiday than one that asked us...president every fall to ask him to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday, but it wasn't until Abraham Lincoln was president...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-11-08/stacks-new-thanksgiving-books
Art
The new Declaration of Independence

...Declaration of Independence would eliminate all gay men and women, or any minority for that matter, from the national holiday which celebrates our freedom and independence from tyrannical rulers, the Fourth of July. Because, after all...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072005/let_20050720008.shtml
Opinion
Sharing Juneau with the world

...Jews in the area, one family arranged dinner with a Jewish music teacher they knew. I was there during Germany's national holiday, the equivocal of our Independence Day. When I asked what kind of festivities to expect - fireworks, picnics...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081104/opi_sharing.shtml
Opinion
Thanksgiving: A Fundamental National Holiday

...the Christian belief and piety of our forebearers who came to this country. We have observed Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday in the United States since 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln set apart "a day of thanksgiving and praise...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112110/opi_739557408.shtml
Opinion
2010 was full of surprises

...California coast. He also fought to protect the Everglades from developers and advocated for making Earth Day a national holiday. Hickel died in May of natural causes at age 90. "There is nobody to replace him either, immediately," Carey...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010211/sta_764476340.shtml
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