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Dr. Shari Bax
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Pursuit of Happiness

Pursuit of Happiness Day: April 13, 2015

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

In 1776, Thomas Jefferson pinned these words in the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming all people had the unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Pursuit of Happiness Day is a day to reflect and celebrate happiness and our right to pursue it. The Pursuit of Happiness Day occurs each year on April 13, Thomas Jefferson's birthday.

UCM will celebrate the Pursuitof Happiness Day to promote the mission of the national Happiness Initiative. The goals of the Happiness Initiative are to work for a just, healthy and resilient society where all people have the opportunity to pursue happiness.




Here are some photos from Pursuit of Happiness Day 2016:

Pursuit of Happiness Day award to Kristie Brinkley

Kristie Brinkley