February 12 is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, and February 22 is George Washington’s. According to History.com, Americans have been recognizing our first president’s birthday since the 1800s, but President’s Day didn’t officially come around until the 1960s and 70s. Here are some fun ways for you and your family to celebrate two of our most admired presidents.
Seattle has one of the largest annual Martin Luther King Day Celebrations in the US. We remember Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work toward racial equality, economic justice, and peace. Seattle also remembers the day by making MLK Jr. Day one of volunteerism on the National Day of Service. Here are some activities and celebrations you can attend.
Seattle plans to celebrate the beginning of 2012 the usual way – with fireworks launched from the top of the Space Needle.
The first Veteran’s Day (called Armistice Day) was proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. Today, like it was nearly a century ago, we remember the heroism of our service men and women and honor our Veterans. In Puget Sound, there are many celebrations and observances to attend.