White House observes World AIDS Day

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World AIDS DayWashington DC residents awoke this morning to the sight of a giant AIDS ribbon hanging from the North Portico of the White House in observance of World AIDS Day. Established in 1988, the event occurs every December 1st to focus attention and raise awareness of the global AIDS epidemic.  While loathe to give the previous administration props for anything, the practice of hanging the ribbon actually began under former President George Bush in 2007.

Last Wednesday the White House issued a presidential Proclamation marking World AIDS Day, and held a press conference yesterday observing the event.

Post by ILO on 12/01/09 at 1:17 pm