April 4, 2018
International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
On December 8, 2005, the United Nations General Assembly declared that April 4 of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. "It called for continued efforts by States, with the assistance of the United Nations and relevant organizations, to foster the establishment and development of national mine-action capacities in countries where mines and explosive remnants of war constitute a serious threat to the safety, health and lives of the civilian population, or an impediment to social and economic development at the national and local levels". Visit UN.org for more information.
National Walking Day
On the first Wednesday in April, the American Heart Association kicks off its month-long celebration designed to help us all become more active. On National Walking Day, participants are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk.
Childhelp National Day of Hope
In 2000, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Concurrent Resolution 76 with a unanimous vote, supporting the Childhelp National Day of Hope. The National Day of Hope is reserved for people across the nation to take time to say a prayer and observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the children who die every day from abuse and neglect.