US Holiday On July 27 2013?
The following is a compilation of American federal holidays, federal observances, state holidays and other common patriotic and national observances and commemorations that apply to the United States during Saturday, 2013-07-27:
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day: [fed-ob] (a) Designation.— July 27 of each year until 2003 is National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day.
(b) Proclamation.— The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on—
(1) the people of the United States to observe National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities; and
(2) all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States Government, and interested organizations, groups, and individuals, to fly the flag of the United States at halfstaff on July 27 of each year until 2003 in honor of the individuals who died as a result of their service in Korea.
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day: [pro] The twenty-seventh of July is designated as "National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day" to remember ordinary men and women who showed extraordinary courage through 3 long years of war, fighting far from home to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met. According to the Presidential Proclamation,
Throughout history, the United States has stood as a powerful force for freedom and democracy around the world. In the face of tyranny and oppression, generations of patriots have fought to secure peace and prosperity far from home. And in 1950, as Communist armies crossed the 38th parallel just 5 years after the end of World War II, courageous Americans deployed overseas once again to stand with a people they had never met in defense of a cause in which they both believed. On National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, we honor all those who sacrificed for freedom's cause throughout 3 long years of war, and we reaffirm our commitment to the security of the Republic of Korea and the values that unite our nations.
Captive Nations Week - Day 7: [pro] The Congress, by joint resolution approved July 17, 1959 (73 Stat. 212), has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation designating the third week of July of each year as "Captive Nations Week." This week aimed at raising public awareness of the oppression of nations under the control of Communist and other non-democratic governments. According to the Presidential Proclamation,
As the grip of the Cold War tightened, America pledged our solidarity to every nation held captive behind the Iron Curtain and every individual who refused to accept that fate. We stood with them through a long twilight struggle until -- from Europe to South America to Southeast Asia -- democracy took root, a wall tumbled down, and people who had known only the blinders of fear began to taste the blessings of freedom. During Captive Nations Week, we celebrate this progress and stand with all who still seek to throw off their oppressors and embrace a brighter day.
Korean War Veterans’ Day: [oh-sp] The twenty-seventh of July is designated as "Korean War Veterans' Day," in honor of those who fought, died, or are still unaccounted for in the Korean war.