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Today's Reason to Celebrate

August 7, 2011 was

National Lighthouse Day

Today is National Lighthouse Day! On this day in 1789, the United States Congress approved an Act “for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers.” This piece of legislation commissioned the first Federal lighthouse, which was constructed at the entrance of Chesapeake Bay. Two hundred years later, Congress designated August 7th as National Lighthouse Day to commemorate this important moment in history and to celebrate these beautiful structures.

For centuries, lighthouses have served as beacons of light, guiding ships safely to harbor through storms, fog, or dark of night. To celebrate National Lighthouse Day, visit a local lighthouse near you or donate to a lighthouse preservation society.

  • August 7, 2011 is also National Raspberries in Cream Day & Friendship Day & Sisters Day
  • August is National Peach Month & National Goat Cheese Month & National Water Quality Month
  • This week is Simplify Your Life Week

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