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Murder Victims September 24, 2018

Why Did Congress Enact the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims?

In 2007, Congress designated Sept. 25th as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. The annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims gives us all the opportunity to remember those lost to homicide, and honor their memories.  The purpose of this day of remembrance is to focus on the impact of murder on…

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How Do You Apply for Disaster Relief?

With the Atlantic getting busy, evacuations being ordered on the East Coast of the United States, and developments in the Gulf of Mexico, click here for frequently asked questions about applying for disaster relief. Spanish language FAQs here.  

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National Preparedness 2018 September 11, 2018

Do You Know How to Prepare for a Disaster?

Each September provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year.  National Preparedness Month website has many resources.  Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as flood,…

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U.S. Dept of Labor August 31, 2018

What Does Labor Day Observe?

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. To find out more click the U.S. Department of…

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What Does World Humanitarian Day, August 19, 2018, Observe?

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, which killed 22 UN staff. Every day humanitarian aid workers help millions of…

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