The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is heading to the President’s desk and will soon become law. Nearly 40 years after the contamination was confirmed to be a serious health threat, this bipartisan legislation passed through the Senate on the evening of August 3, 2022.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated September 15th – October 15th. Originally a weeklong celebration, it was expanded to a month dedicated to recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer in the United States and causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.
As we reach the end of August it is a bittersweet time for families as kids begin to return to school. Warm, outdoor summer nights change to new school routines and after school activities.
In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt declared August 19 as National Aviation Day. The holiday coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright, who was the pilot of the Wright Flyer, and the first person to fly a plane with aircraft controls that allowed him to steer the plane manually.
Every year on August 4th, the U.S Coast Guard celebrates its birthday. The day commemorates the military organization for its dedication and discipline to American’s safety and wellbeing.
August 1st is recognized globally as World Lung Cancer Day. The day is centered around urging the public to learn about the risk factors for the disease and highlighting the importance of early detection through regular lung cancer screenings. While lung cancer has many risk factors, asbestos exposure is one potential cause of disease.
July 27, 2022, marks 69 years since the end of the Korean War.
Michigan has been nicknamed “the great lakes state” and it certainly lives up to the name with over 11,000 inland lakes across the mitten. Summer in Michigan often brings hot, sunny weather and cooling off by the water has been a favorite summer-time activity for many Michiganders.
Fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July. While the holiday is a day to celebrate patriotism and independence, pyrotechnics and viewers wait in excitement for dark to fall for the real show to begin. Historians believe that fireworks were originally created in the second century B.C. in China. Ancient Chinese people believed that firecrackers would ward off evil spirits.