By now, you’ve probably heard that President Donald Trump has signed an executive order declaring December 12 as National Food Day.
And that the National Food Act of 1906 is still being used to implement the declaration.
But there’s more.
The executive order also declares “December 12 is a day of celebration, celebration, and appreciation for all Americans who work tirelessly for a brighter future for all of us.”
The day is also “the day to celebrate the diversity of all Americans,” which “has always been the cornerstone of our country,” according to the executive order.
That means the order does not mean that “all Americans are to be celebrated,” but rather that “everyone should celebrate the American way of life and how we honor the American values of tolerance, diversity, inclusion, and mutual respect.”
It is, after all, a day when many Americans, including many Democrats, are celebrating the passage of the law that gave us our current health care system and the repeal of Obamacare.
While there are some important differences between the proclamation and the law, the day’s declaration has more in common with a proclamation than with a law.
And there’s a reason.
It all comes from the word “National,” which is an acronym for National Food and Nutrition Day.
That’s because the National Nutrition Act of 1902 was the law Congress passed in 1902, a year after the American Revolution.
It’s been used as a day for commemorating food and nutrition throughout the United States, but the proclamation was specifically designed to commemorate the passage and implementation of the act.
It also comes from a long tradition of celebrating people for their contributions to society, and that history is reflected in the name.
Theodore Roosevelt famously proclaimed National Day in 1926.
George Washington also proclaimed National Independence Day in 1776.
The day was created in 1873, by President Rutherford B. Hayes to mark the first anniversary of the Civil War.
Hayes had hoped to make National Day a day to honor and honor those who had contributed to the American experiment, but Congress decided otherwise.
As historian Mark Gertner has pointed out, the act “has been used by the federal government to celebrate Americans, and it is one of the most famous examples of that.”
He continued, “It is not an indication of partisan affiliation; it is not a sign of allegiance to one political party or another; it does not reflect the preferences of one group of Americans.”
This year, National Food is also commemorating the 100th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inauguration.
And the proclamation also includes the word, “and” because it is an official government document.
It is also the first time the proclamation has ever been used in such a way to mark a holiday, Gertners explained.
As a whole, the proclamation marks a shift in how the federal bureaucracy uses food and food-related holidays to honor people and celebrate our nation.
It’s a reminder that “food is not something to be taken for granted; it’s not something that is given to you by the government; it should be celebrated for what it is.”
Gertner explained, “This proclamation does not change our daily food consumption habits; rather, it signals a shift towards a new and different approach to celebrating food, celebrating our nation, and celebrating our people.”
For those who may be confused about why the declaration should be a national holiday, it’s important to understand that it does have some important implications for Americans who are struggling to survive.
As the president said in his proclamation, “The National Day of Food is a great day for America to celebrate our country, our food, and to share the American spirit with all of you.”