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World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is observed internationally on June 20 to raise awareness for refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. Created by a United Nations General Assembly resolution in December 2000, it was first celebrated in 2001 to mark the 50th anniversary...

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World Environment Day

World Environment Day was established in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly to commemorate the creation of UN Environment, an agency responsible for coordinating the organization’s environmental activities. It was first celebrated two years later on June 5,...

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Memorial Day

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War as a desire to honor the dead. On May 5, 1868, National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic General John Logan officially proclaimed the 30th of May as Decoration Day.

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