Some interesting facts about Australia Day:
Australia Day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Britain. On this day in 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip first raised the British flag at Sydney Cove, marking the British occupation of Australia which has been claimed 8 years earlier by the arrival of Captain James Cook in 1770. Australia Day is observed annually on January 26th each year with barbeques and fireworks. Today, the day gives Australians the opportunity to reflect upon what it means to be Australian, the history that shaped the nation and the brighter future that the country has to look forward to.
In America, we celebrate when we successfully broke free of the British tyranny. In Australia, they celebrate when the crooks showed up on the island!
In all seriousness, we as Americans have an important holiday as well, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Martin Luther King Day celebrates the life and accomplishment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are just a few of his accomplishments:
Martin Luther King Facts & Quotes
On January 15th we all get a day off from work, I would like to suggest we each take a few minutes to reflect on how Dr. King changed our country. Happy January everyone, I say bring on 2018!
Bruce Roome, CMC, CMCA President
City of Arvada