Trump Signs Documents For New Holiday
According to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Donald Trump plans to create a national day of patriotism. Only a few moments after the inauguration, the Associated Press reported that Trump was signing documents on the Senate floor to establish the new holiday, in addition to other actions.
In a Tweet, Sean Spicer posted a comment about the action: “POTUS signing three things: Mattis waiver bill into law, formal nominations for two Senate, and proclamation for National Day of Patriotism.”
Make America Great Again
Presumably because of the limited character count instead of undetermined answers, Spicer did not reveal any specifics such as when the day might be, but it will act as part of Trump’s action to “Make America Great Again.”
The president has the right to declare one-time holidays, so it’s unclear if this will be an annual day like Independence Day or a single event. Former presidents have declared September 11 Patriot’s Day as one example of this power.
Patriot’s Day 2002, 2014
Essentially, President Bush announced Patriot’s Day in 2002 and Obama did the same thing in 2014 to remind Americans of what we lost on the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.
President Bush announced, “Those whom we lost last September 11 will forever hold a cherished place in our hearts and in the history of our nation. As we mark the first anniversary of that tragic day, we remember their sacrifice.”
It’s likely President Donald Trump will provide greater details in the near future about his new National Day of Patriotism, but it’s just one of many steps to make Americans feel safe and get back to their roots.
How will you celebrate the nation’s first National Day of Patriotism?