Category: Holidays


Holiday Driving Safety Tips: Video

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays to You! I’m posting seven holiday driving safety tips both in text and in a video! So here are the tips: Don’t Speed — speed kills Don’t Drive Impaired — if you want to party, great! BUT designate a non-drinking driver ahead of time Motorcyclists and Bicyclists Protect Yourselves — you may know what you’re doing and where you’re going, but people in cars typically are not looking for you. Wear protective gear: Helmet, jacket, pants, boots, etc. Get Rid of Tailgaters: They may just seem annoying but they’re really quite dangerous. I’ve represented many people who have… Read More

Veterans Day 2008 – Honoring All Who Served

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: November 9, 2008

This year Veterans Day falls on Tuesday, November 11. There are all kinds of great sites related to this holiday which Honors All Who Served. United States Department of Veterans Affairs which has links to: National Ceremony, Resources such as Teacher’s Guide, Poster Gallery, Veterans Day History and even a Kid’s Site, Special Initiatives, Regional Observances, National Committee and Proclamations. Military.com which has, among other things, a beautiful slide show tribute to those who have served. WikiAnswers which provides yet another historical resource. Last year I posted a bunch of stuff about Veterans Day including many videos and other great links. Click here and enjoy. Please be safe this Veterans Day and, although it’s happening on a Tuesday,… Read More

Columbus Day 2008

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: October 10, 2008

So Columbus Day falls on Monday, October 13, 2008. I blogged about Columbus Day last year and even included a Columbus Day Parade Video. What exactly is Columbus Day? Per the aptly named Columbus Day Site, “This day is remembered in the U.S.A to pay tribute to the 1st journey to America in 1492 by Christopher Columbus.” This site has a plethora of great information, things of interest to those of us curious enough to explore! Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October This holiday is also celebrated in South and Central America, Italy and Spain First celebrated… Read More

July 4, 1776 Independence Day

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: July 3, 2008

Fireworks, barbecues, beach, friends and family gathering to celebrate Independence Day: The Fourth of July!!! Here’s to a Happy, Healthy and Safe 4th of July! I’d like to share some 4th of July tidbits with you: From History.com: Independence Day in the U.S., is an annual holiday commemorating the formal adoption by the Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia. Although the signing of the Declaration was not completed until August, the Fourth of July holiday has been accepted as the official anniversary of U.S. independence and is celebrated in all states and territories of the U.S.… Read More

Flag Day, June 14, 2008

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: June 14, 2008

In the United States, Flag Day (more formally, National Flag Day) is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, though on June 14, 1937 Pennsylvaniabe came the first (and only) U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday. Title 36 Sec. 110 of the US Code is the official statute on Flag Day, however it is at the President’s discretion to proclaim officially the observance.… Read More

President’s Day 2008

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 15, 2008

Quoting directly from Wikipedia, Presidents Day (or Presidents’ Day), is the common name for the federal holiday officially designated as Washington’s Birthday, and both variants are among the official names of a number of coinciding state holidays. It is celebrated on the third Monday of February. “As the official title of the federal holiday, Washington‘s Birthday was originally implemented by the federal government of the United States in 1880 in the District of Columbia (20 Stat. 277) and expanded in 1885 to include all federal offices (23 Stat. 516). As the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen, the holiday was celebrated on Washington’s actual birthday, February 22. January 1, 1971 the federal holiday was shifted to the… Read More

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