Wednesday, July 25, 2018

“Barack Obama Day” is celebrated every August 4th which is his Birthday. It was made a state of Illinois holiday in 2018.

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Illinois celebrated the first state holiday for the former President's birthday, "Barack Obama Day," on August 4, 2018.
Barack Hussein Obama was photographed for Rolling Stone magazine in 2012, just before beginning his second term as President of the United States.
The bill was introduced to the Senate floor by Senator Emil Jones III and passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly on May 19, 2017, with no votes against it. However, several legislators abstained from the vote. It was handed to the governor for approval on June 16, 2017.

The day is "set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the People of Illinois in both the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate. He dedicated his life to protecting the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities." 

Illinois Senate Bill 55 was passed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Republican, on August 4, 2017.

"It's incredibly proud of Illinois that the President came from Illinois. I think it's awesome, and we should celebrate it," Rauner said, "I don't think it should be a formal holiday with paid, forced time off, but I think it should be a day of acknowledgment and celebration." Barack Obama Day is a commemorative holiday but not a paid holiday, so government employees continue to work.
Barack Hussein Obama's baby picture, Circa 1961.
President Barack Obama (born August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - not Kenya, Africa) is one of three presidents from Illinois, the other two being Abraham Lincoln (born near Hodgenville, Kentucky) and Ronald Reagan (born in Tampico, Illinois).
NOTE: Perry County, Alabama, declared the second Monday of November to be Barack Obama Day.
Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D. 

1 comment:

  1. I was so proud to be an American when Barack Obama was president. He was a brilliant orator and had such a beautiful family. He was a true statesman and tried to help Americans with the ACA and his stimulus program that brought us back from the brink of another great Depression.


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