Why do we Celebrate?

May-The modern American holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. Her campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905.

May-Started by General John Logan, the National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic as a way to unite the country following the Civil War, Memorial Day was first observed on May 30th, 1868, by placing flowers on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington’s National Cemetery.

June- Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father, a Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent with six children. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father’s birthday, there was not enough time to prepare for the celebration, the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.

July-We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

August-We celebrate A-TEMP’s annual company picnic. The company picnic offers employees a chance to let their hair down and interact with coworkers and family members in a fun, relaxed setting. A-TEMP’s company picnic gives Ron and Debi Friedrich (Owners) an opportunity to show their employees how much they value their contribution in the success of the company. It allows the individuals to know they’re an important part of a team.

Anne was outstanding and professional. Above all, she explained what happened to my furnace and why; and what was going to happen. She explained the need to replace certain parts to prevent a breakdown. She was very informative and I appreciate that fact.
— Linda B., Oregon City
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