Why Do We Honor Veterans Who Died in Military Conflicts?
Honoring the men and women who have died while serving in the military, Memorial Day has been kept in various forms in the United States since the end of the Civil War. General John Logan called for a nationwide day of remembrance on May 5, 1968. On May 30, Decoration Day was first observed. Volunteers decorated…Read More
Why is Children’s Mental Health so Important?
May 10th is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. Click to learn more, for resources and to join the live webcast.Read More
Why is May 8th National Teacher Appreciation Day?
Political and educational leaders began discussions for a day to honor teachers in 1944. In 1953, Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim National Teachers’ Day. Congress declared March 7, 1980, as National Teacher Day. The National Education Association continued to observe Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985 when the…Read More
What is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month?
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental…Read More
May is Mental Health Month. Why Should You Care?
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, TBS and the rest of the country are raising awareness of mental health. Each year people fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. Why this cause is important: One in…Read More