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**FILE** Samuel Adams Founder and Brewer, Jim Koch, joins the Lexington Minute Men, a group of Revolutionary War re-enactors, in signing a new petition calling for Americans to honor Patriots' Day as a national holiday. (PRNewsFoto/Samuel Adams, Josh Reynolds/AP Images)

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**FILE** Samuel Adams Founder and Brewer, Jim Koch, joins the Lexington Minute Men, a group of Revolutionary War re-enactors, in signing a new petition calling for Americans to honor Patriots' Day as a national holiday. (PRNewsFoto/Samuel Adams, Josh Reynolds/AP Images)

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Budweiser and Major League Baseball have launched a White House petition to have the league's opening day declared a national holiday. (Budweiser/Associated Press)

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Budweiser and Major League Baseball have launched a White House petition to have the league's opening day declared a national holiday. (Budweiser/Associated Press)

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The Fourth of July parade in the Palisades section of Northwest attracted hundreds lining the streets waving flags and enjoying the national holiday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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This Aug. 28, 1963, file photo shows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledging the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington. Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, marks the 25th federal observance of the birth of King, one of America's most celebrated citizens, and the only non-U.S. president to be honored with a national holiday. (AP Photo/File)

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**FILE** South Korean activists and defectors from North Korea release balloons with the words "Overthrow Kim Jong-il Dictatorship" in Korean and with leaflets condemning the North Korean leader during a rally at the Imjingak pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea, on Feb. 16, the North's national holiday celebrating Mr. Kim's birthday. (Associated Press)