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National Lighthouse Day

Farofindelmundo2August 7 is National Lighthouse Day!

On August 7, 1789, Congress approved “An Act for the Establishment and support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers.” On August 7, 1989, the 200th anniversary of the signing of the act, America celebrated the first National Lighthouse Day after Congress had signed the resolution designating August 7 as National Lighthouse Day in 1988.

National Lighthouse Day not only commemorates the 1789 act but honors and celebrates the lighthouse – a beacon of light that symbolizes safety and security for ships at sea. Learn more about lighthouses by clicking here.

Celebrate National Lighthouse Day by donating to a lighthouse preservation society or visiting a local lighthouse. Find a lighthouse near you with the University of North Carolina’s Lighthouse Directory.


Sources: punchbowl.com, lighthousefoundation.org, holidayinsights.com
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National Night Out

US Navy 050829-N-4385W-008 Photographers Mate Airman Jesse Praino laminates a poster for the National Night Out ProgramWhat is National Night Out?

Created and sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, National Night Out (NNO) is an annual crime and drug prevention event designed to raise awareness of crime and drug prevention, gain support for local anti-crime programs and fight back against criminals by remaining organized and strengthening the community-police partnership.

Learn about the history of NNO by clicking here.

When is National Night Out?

NNO takes place on the First Tuesday of August. This year NNO falls on August 7.

What do people do on National Night Out?

Displaying outdoor lights and front porch vigils has always been a tradition on NNO. However, NNO celebrations have expanded to include block parties, cookouts, parades and exhibits, flashlight walks, contests, youth programs and visits from local police and sheriff departments.

Learn more about National Night Out, NNO events and how to register your community by clicking here.

Sources: nationalnightout.org
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