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National Police Week

National Police Week In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that …

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Biological mom on my daughters birthday…

Tomorrow is a special day.  Little Girl turns 8.  That is 8 years this wonderful soul has walked this earth.  The day will be spent celebrating with her friends.  Giggling.  Eating ice cream and cake.  Playing.  Being silly.  Being little girls!  I cherish the sounds of her and her sweet friends in my home.  This is a day of celebration …

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National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month.  This started almost 20 years ago to bring awareness to children in foster care.  It first started in 1976 when Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis announced an Adoption Week to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in foster care.  In 1984 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Adoption Week.  In 1995 …

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