Day in and day out, selfless and loving Americans provide care and support to family members and friends in need. They are parents, spouses, children, siblings, relatives, and neighbors who uphold their unwavering commitment to ensure the lives of their loved ones shine bright with health, safety, and dignity. [...] Not only this month, but every month, let us work alongside our Nation's caregivers and make certain they are able to provide the best possible care for their loved ones for as long as necessary.
Applying to college is hard work, but it is only the beginning of a journey that requires persistence and focus. A college degree unlocks pathways to opportunity;it prepares today's students for the jobs of the future and is a requirement for the educated workforce and informed citizenry our country needs to create growth, bolster our economy, and strengthen our democracy. That is why as a Nation, we must lift up our students, help them achieve their greatest potential, and work together toward an important goal: to lead the world in college completion.
During National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, we join with researchers, health care providers, and patient advocates across our country to lift up all those who are battling this disease every day. As we come together to raise awareness about Alzheimer's, we honor the individuals who lost their lives to it, as well as the devotion and selflessness of the millions of caregivers who endure the financial and emotional strains of this disease.
This month, let us reaffirm our responsibility to ensure each generation is defined by a greater sense of opportunity than the last, and let us pledge to maintain our strong relationship with tribal nations across America. By keeping this commitment, and by endeavoring to shape a future in which every citizen has the chance to build a life worthy of their hopes and dreams, we can ensure that ours is a country that is true to our spirit and to our enduring promise as a land where all things are possible for all people.
Since our Nation's founding, our progress has been fueled by an inherent sense of purpose and ingenuity in our people. Americans have more opportunities now than ever before to carry forward this legacy -- to create something, to raise capital in creative ways, and to pursue aspirations. During National Entrepreneurship Month, we revisit our roots as a country of dreamers and doers, and we celebrate and support the next generation of American entrepreneurs.
America endures because of the men, women, and families who serve and sacrifice to defend our Nation and protect the ideals we hold dear. This month, and in the months to come, let us show our enduring gratitude to military families and their loved ones in uniform for contributing to our Nation's legacy as a beacon of hope and liberty. Their courage serves as a model of character and distinction, and their devotion to our country must be met with the recognition it deserves.
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 november 2014:
[ny] This is a State Holiday in the State of New York.
[il] This is a State Holiday in the State of Illinois.
[pa-le-op] This is an optional Legal Holiday in the State of Pennsylvania.
[hi] This is a State Holiday in the State of Hawaii.
[pro] This is a special day designated by presidential proclamation.
[oh-sp] This is a special day, week or month by Statutory Designation in the State of Ohio.
[fed] This is a federal holiday. Most Federal employees work schedule is Monday through Friday. For these Federal employees, when a holiday falls on a nonworkday, that is to say, Saturday or Sunday, then, the holiday usually is observed on Monday (in case the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (in case the holiday falls on Saturday).
[ca] This is a State Holiday in the State of California.
[tx] This is a State Holiday in the State of Texas.State offices are scheduled to be open on partial staffing holidays and optional holidays. Please call ahead to confirm hours. Offices will not be closed on another day when designated holidays fall on a Saturday or Sunday. An employee is entitled to observe optional holidays in lieu of any partial staffing holiday on which state offices are required to be open to conduct public business.
[fl] This is a State holiday in the State of Florida. If the actual holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed as a holiday. When a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday is observed as a holiday.
[pa] This is a State Holiday in the State of Pennsylvania.
[fl-le] This is a Legal Holiday in the State of Florida. If a holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be observed as a holiday and if a holidays falls on Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed as a holiday.
[il-le] This is a Legal Holiday in the State of Illinois, upon which day a bank may, but is not required to, remain closed.
[ut] This is a State Holiday in the State of Utah. According to Title 63G, Section 301, Legal holidays: if any of the holidays fall on Sunday, then the following Monday shall be the holiday. Moreover, if any of the holidays fall on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be the holiday.
[al] This is an official holiday in the State of Alabama. In Alabama, Saturday holidays are observed on Fridays and Sunday holidays are observed on Mondays.
[ok] This is a State Holiday in the State of Oklahoma.
[fed-ob] United States federal observances are days, weeks, months, or other periods designated by the United States Congress for the commemoration or other observance of various events, activities, or topics. These observances differ from Federal holidays in that Federal employees only receive a day free from work on holidays, not observances. Federal observances that are designated by Congress appear in Title 36 of the United States Code (36 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.).
[ms-le] This is a Legal Holiday in the State of Mississippi. Pursuant to Mississippi code ANN. 3-3-7, in the event any holiday declared legal shall fall on Sunday, the next following day shall be a legal holiday.
[ca-le] This is a Legal Holiday in the State of California.
[mi] This is a State Holiday in the State of Michigan.
[nc] This is a State Holiday in the State of North Carolina.
[wa] This is a State Holiday in the State of Washington.
[ga] This is a State Holiday in the State of Georgia.
[other] This is a religious, traditional, or informal observance celebrated in the United States.