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The National Organization of Blacks In Government, Inc. sends our heartfelt condolences to the families of The Reverend Doctor C. T. Vivian, former President of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and The Honorable U. S, Representative, John Lewis. We join the nation in mourning the passing of these iconic Civil Rights leaders.

These two great leaders' lives and legacies are forever enshrined in the civil rights annals for their courage, commitment, and unwavering determination in the fight for justice, fairness, equality, and peace for all in these United States of America. Congressman Lewis's life's journey, from the Student Non-violence Coordinating Council, beatings in crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, to becoming a member of the U. S. Congress, has been about making a difference. As a Member of Congress, he courageously led and consistently spoke out on behalf of the disinherited. He admonished us always to Give it all You've Got and Make Good Trouble.

In this time of passing the baton and our country being at the crossroad in continuous fights for social justice, fairness, equality, and peace, the pathway is clear. They never gave upon us, and we must now stay the course to finish the fight that Congressman Lewis and Reverend Vivian led throughout their lifetime.

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         Proclamation Recognition for The Honorable Darlene H. Young
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               Proclamation Recognition for The Honorable Dr. Doris P. Sartor
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2021 Iberostar, Jamaica Fundraiser

Blacks In Government® (BIG) invites you to join us as we travel to Montego Bay, Jamaica. This fundraising endeavor will help raise funds to further our commitment to promote the well-being of government employees on issues of Equity, Excellence and Opportunity in the workplace through Advocacy, Education, Training, Legal and Financial Support.

BIG was established in 1975 and incorporated as a nonprofit national organization under the District of Columbia jurisdiction in 1976. BIG is comprised with over 200 chapters in 11 regions of the U.S., as a national response to the need for African Americans in federal, state and local government service, to organize around issues of mutual concern and use their collective strength to confront workplace and community issues.

Please see the attached flyer.

Thank you for thinking BIG!!!!

 


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
 
On this Veterans Day, Blacks In Government salutes our Veterans and extend our gratitude for their service. They are our members, relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers. These individuals committed to a cause larger than their own and accepted the challenge to defend our Nation.
Our Veterans put everything on the line to protect our freedom. We may never be able to repay them for their sacrifice, but we can show them just how much we appreciate all that they've done. Everyone can do something to let Veterans know how much we appreciate their service.
                            Visit http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/veterans-day/

It takes great courage for a soldier to risk life and limb for his/her country and as civilians we must honor these heroes. This is the basis of the Veterans Day celebration.
 
Honor these great men and women with words of appreciation.
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
 
 
 
 
 
Click the link below to hear the Bebe Winans song:
 
 
                                      The History of Veterans Day
 
November 11, or what has come to be known as Veterans Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor Armistice Day - the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. President Woodrow Wilson honored the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations..."

In 1954, Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, struck out the word "Armistice" and inserted the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Between 1968 and 1975, Veterans Day was moved around on the calendar, sometimes even appearing on the last Monday of October. Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978.

Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.