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Old 02-17-2019, 01:03 PM   #1
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HTC News: February 17, 2019

Tomorrow is President's Day!The Uniform Monday Holiday Act (enacted June 28, 1968) is an Act of Congress that amended the federal holiday provisions of the United States Code to establish the observance of certain holidays on Mondays. The Act was signed into law on June 28, 1968, and took effect on January 1, 1971.The Act moved Washington's Birthday (February 22), Memorial Day (May 30), and Veterans Day (November 11) from fixed dates to designated Mondays, and established as a federal holiday Columbus Day—which had previously been celebrated in some states on October 12—to a designated Monday. The Act was designed to increase the number of three-day weekends for federal employees, a favorite goal of the travel industry. Veterans Day was removed from this list of "always-on-Monday" holidays when it was moved back to its traditional date of November 11, by act of Congress in 1975, effective 1978.
The Act did not officially establish "Presidents Day", nor did it combine the observance of Lincoln's Birthday with Washington's Birthday. The perception stems from the fact that the act placed federal observance of Washington's "birthday" in the week of February 15 to 21 and, since that week always falls between Lincoln's birthday (February 12) and Washington's (February 22), but never includes either date, popular references have given rise to the title, which recognizes both Presidents. As of 1998, a dozen U.S. states officially refer to the holiday as "Presidents' Day."The Monday holiday dates this act established are:
Washington's Birthday: third Monday in February (formerly February 22)
Memorial Day: last Monday in May (formerly May 30)
Labor Day: first Monday in September
Columbus Day: second Monday in October (formerly observed in some states on October 12)
Veterans Day: fourth Monday in October (formerly November 11; subsequently returned to November 11 effective 1978)
Though the holiday was not in existence at the time, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (established 1983) is celebrated on the third Monday in January, which falls on January 15–21, instead of King's actual birth date, January 15, for the same reasons, as well as to provide additional distance between it and the Christmas/New Years holiday.


Birthdays we are celebrating this week:
Wednesday: RollingThunder - Nathan from Florida
Thursday: mrsboedacres - Janet from Missouri
Saturday: wiblem87 - Matt from Illinois
hemiram13 - Justin from Florida
If it's your birthday/anniversary/special occasion let us know and we will celebrate with you.


Welcome to new members Loucks2000 and Randdaddy!! Great to have you on board!


Congratulation to charged392!!! Keith is making the big move to start his own shop!! Enter the "name Keith's shop" contest....well maybe it's not a contest but he has asked for suggestions. See his thread "it's really happening" for details. Good luck, Keith, thank you for sharing your talent with us.


We are starting to talk about the 2019 Rally!!! This is a family friendly event open to all HTC members and their guests. See the post started to give your ideas and suggestions. The thread was started a couple of months ago. We are starting to get serious about place and dates so reservations can be made and folks can get their time off work. Let's have a great turn out this year!!


PRAYER REQUEST:
If you have a prayer request you would like to share either add it to this thread or PM me.
*HemiSuperbee - Mark - health concerns
*Rancher - Doug said to take him off the list but I think a quick prayer for his general health issues isn't a bad idea
*Doc's mother
*kcs1369 - David's family with the loss of his brother-in-law


Have a great week!!!
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Old 02-17-2019, 02:59 PM   #2
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Though the holiday was not in existence at the time, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (established 1983) is celebrated on the third Monday in January, which falls on January 15–21, instead of King's actual birth date, January 15, for the same reasons, as well as to provide additional distance between it and the Christmas/New Years holiday.

This date was also set to distance & squash the day that, in Mississippi & Alabama, has always been celebrated for Col. Robert E. Lee. That Monday has always been recognised as a Confederate holiday, established in 1889, until the day was overlaid with MLK day.
As a resident in MS, my family celebrates that Monday as Robert E. Lee Day. By the way, a history note, Robert E. Lee didn't own slaves. Our country is currently erasing history of all kinds, which is a travesty.
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