Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.

Early Observances of Memorial Day

The Civil War claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history, requiring the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries. By the late 1860s Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers.

It is unclear where exactly this tradition originated; numerous different communities may have independently initiated the memorial gatherings. Nevertheless, in 1966 the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day. Waterloo—which had first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866—was chosen because it hosted an annual, community-wide event, during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.

Decoration Day

On May 5, 1862, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, Continue reading

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The Colorado Republican Committee held a Campaign Training School in tandem with The Reagan Club of Colorado, this past weekend. The SchoolCampaign Training School brought together more than 120 individuals from around the state to listen and learn from eight different presenters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic presented to those gathered included, Campaign Finance, Fundraising, Polling, Targeting & Messaging, Field Operations, Direct Mail Marketing and Social Media. Those gathered included both current candidates and those who are exploring the opportunity to run for political office within Colorado.

Those who attended, took away plenty of information on how to get into the political arena here in Colorado. The next step is taking that information and putting it to use.

http://www.libertynews.com/2013/05/crc-campaign-training-school/

The Reagan Club meets on the first Thursday of every month at The Amazing Grace Community Church ( 541 E 99th Pl, Thornton, CO, 80229) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. with doors open at 6:00 p.m.. We feature different programs and speakers as we honor the 40th President. The Reagan Club of Colorado seeks to promote the Constitution, smaller government, lower taxes, personal freedom, helping candidates, and educating the public about one of our greatest presidents, Ronald Wilson Reagan.

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