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0ay 6 LV 1aWLRnaO 1uUVHV Day. The rnited States Congress approved this and the bill was signed by President Reagan in 1982. A week of observances ends on the birth date of clorence kightingale, jay 12.
0ay 7 LV 1aWLRnaO 7HaFKHU Day, pushed by Eleanor Roosevelt in 19R3 and the 81st Congress.
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Everyone should remember jay 31 in honor of the World Health lrganization that passed a resolution calling for the last day of jay to be known as World 1R 7REaFFR Day, a 8nLWHG 1ations observance.
Hopefully, jay will keep you busy with observances. kote that nearly every one of the days in jay sends a message that makes America a better place to live, work, attend school or just enjoy retirement.
Dr. Milton Friedman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.