For All This Day Means

This is the first Michaelmas or Autumn Ember Days of this year. Autumn Ember Days are moveable days, the first coming on the Wednesday after Holy Cross (September 14) an the 3rd Sunday of in September.

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Welcome to New York State Day

New York played a pivotal role during the American Revolution and subsequent war. The Stamp Act of 1765 brought together representatives from across the Thirteen Colonies to form a unified response to British policies. The Sons of Liberty were active in New York City to challenge British authority.

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The Flavors of New York State

Today is National New York State Day. Did you know that while New York sent three delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, only Alexander Hamilton remained to sign the final document? Interestingly enough, Hamilton was a Federalist that believed for a President to effectively govern, he should be elected for life. By removing campaigning from the office of Presidency, Hamilton believed politics would also be removed. He felt the Senate should also be a life-term appointment. Since there are no term limits in the U.S. Senate, life terms are possible.

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