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21 09, 2021

Celebrating Five Hispanic Americans Who Broke Barriers

2021-09-21T11:11:14-04:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Celebrations, Hispanic Americans, Holidays|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

September 15th to October 15th officially represents Hispanic Heritage Month or Latinx Heritage Month as it is becoming known.  The celebration was initially one week and started by President Johnson to recognize the cultural contributions of Hispanic Americans.  President Reagan later extended it to one month.  With over 62 million people now within the U.S. identifying as part or wholly Hispanic, there could not be a better time to celebrate some of the most influential Hispanics in U.S. history.  While it is impossible to pay tribute to all Latinos who have made substantial contributions, FirstLantic Healthcare wants to recognize five extraordinary people who were first in their fields and given so much to America.   Rita Moreno Rita Moreno is the first Hispanic American woman [...]

27 04, 2021

Five Unique Gifts for Mom

2021-04-27T12:15:30-04:00April 27th, 2021|Categories: Holidays|Tags: , |

We certainly all deserve to treat ourselves to a bit of indulgence after the past year we’ve all experienced.  But Mothers probably deserve it the most.  So, pamper your Mom this Mother’s Day with a gift that she will appreciate throughout the year!   FirstLantic has five ideas that will allow you to spoil your Mom both physically and spiritually.   Flowers Anyone?  Sure, you can buy your Mom a beautiful bouquet, but how long does that last.  What about giving a gift to enable her to enjoy beautiful blooms while also allowing her creativity to shine through.  The London Flower School offers online flower arranging courses by acclaimed floral designers from around the world.   Is Mom a Foodie?  Featuring an artisanal selection of [...]

18 01, 2021

Six Lesser-known Facts about the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2021-01-18T14:35:18-05:00January 18th, 2021|Categories: charity, Holidays|Tags: , |

On the third Monday of January each year, we celebrate a holiday dedicated to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  He is the only other American besides George Washington to have his birthday commemorated as a national holiday.  In 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed a bill that created a federal holiday to honor him.   Dr. King is inarguably one of the most influential figures in United States history.  And although revered for his commitment to Civil Rights and non-violent protests, including the well-known March on Washington in 1963, there are many other fascinating aspects about his short life that are not as well-known.   In honor of his birthday, FirstLantic shares six lesser-known facts about the iconic leader who died at only 39 years old. King entered college at [...]

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