This year marks 10 years following the tragic day
On Sunday, our nation will come together to remember the tragic day that was September 11, 2001. Ten years after the most significant attack on U.S. soil, we are honoring those who lost their lives during the disaster and those who sacrificed themselves to save survivors.
Click here to go to the Facebook app that lets you dedicate your status update to victims.
National Women's History Bill
Landmark bill passes in the House
Today, the National Women's History Museum announced passage of the National Women's History Museum bill in the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Next stop, the House floor.
The NWHM bill was attached to other legislation supported by Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL) and re-introduced as HR 2844, the National Women's History Museum and Federal Facilities Consolidation and Efficiency Act of 2011. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) is a cosponsor of the bill.
The legislative language in the new bill revises and further clarifies the boundaries of the site that NWHM will be allowed to purchase at 12th Street and Independence Avenue, SW., adjacent to the National Mall. This change eliminates any questions as to Congressional intent and will be helpful in site negotiations with the General Services Administration (GSA), the nation's landlord.
Happy Grandparents Day!
This fun holiday celebrates its 33 year
According to the National Grandparent's Day website, the impetus for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation was to champion the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide.
This year, honor your grandparents by supporting OWL-The Voice of Midlife and Older Women in our efforts. Interested in making a gift in memory of your grandparents? Click here!