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“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” – General Douglas MacArthur

Veterans Day 2020 – Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (federal holiday)

In the United States, Veterans Day is a national holiday which is observed every November 11th. This holiday is set aside to honor all who have served in the U.S. Military.

Remember today is Election Day so get out and VOTE! Please do not sit this one out and if you already voted, thank you!

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has funded an interesting and informative web site entitled, “Voting Rights: A Short History”. They start the story about U.S. Voting Rights in the 1700s and go through to the present. This Corporation is a grantmaking foundation created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911. Their goal is to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. We hope you enjoy it and learn something at the same time.

Please review the Carnegie Corporation of New York presentation, “Voting Rights: A Short History”!

“The basic bargain of America is that no matter who you are, where you come from or what you look like, if you work hard & play by the rules, you can make it.” — Former Dept. of Labor Secretary Tom Perez

The Labor Day holiday in United States is celebrated the first Monday in September. Labor Day was really created by the national labor movements to celebrate the American worker and their achievements, both social and economic! Each of us that work every day, immigrant or citizen, this is our celebration! For more information about the history of Labor Day review the Department of Labor’s (DOL) web page, “History of Labor Day“.

MVP Law Group would like to thank workers worldwide for their contributions to our society!

76 years ago, tomorrow morning, my Grandfather, at age 18, was driving a Naval Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP) landing United States soldiers on the beaches of Normandy. He made many trips that day until he was finally wounded. He recovered and was then sent to the South Pacific Islands to continue the war until he returned home.

Thank you to all the soldiers who fought and died on that day, 76 years ago!

We live free because of your sacrifices!

USCIS Notice:

If you become ill for any reason, regardless of whether you were exposed to COVID-19, you should not come to appointments at any USCIS office. Please follow the instructions on your appointment notice to reschedule your appointment or interview, if you:

  • Have traveled internationally to any country outside the U.S. within 14 days of your appointment;

Presidents’ Day was established by the U.S. government in 1885 to honor the birthday date of our first President, George Washington. The official name for the holiday is still “Washington’s Birthday”. Washington’s Birthday is really February 22nd, but this federal holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of February, it extents the holiday weekend!

 

Presidents’ Day in the United States

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream…”

Excerpt from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech, delivered on August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial!

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